ANIMAL PHOTOS WEEKLY: Doused Cobra, Leopard Cub, More

ANIMAL PHOTOS WEEKLY: Doused Cobra, Leopard Cub, More
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Bristol, United Kingdom, August 12, 2008—A curator at Bristol Zoo Gardens holds a recently hatched Chinese box turtle, which weighs a half ounce (15 grams) and is about 1.6 inches (4 centimeters) long.

"It is doing very well, eating plenty, and growing stronger every day," Tim Skeleton, curator of reptiles, said in a statement.

The sociable turtles, listed as endangered by the International Union for the Conservation of Nature (IUCN), are hunted for their meat, medicinal uses, and the pet trade.

—John Roach
—Photograph by Matt Cardy/Getty Images
 
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