ANIMAL PHOTOS WEEKLY: Albino Whale, Baby Giraffe, More

ANIMAL PHOTOS WEEKLY: Albino Whale, Baby Giraffe, More
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Chattanooga, Tennessee, August 20, 2008--Hey, are those eyes in the back of your head? A newly hatched, half-dollar-sized Beal's four-eyed turtle looks up at the Tennessee Aquarium.

The turtle gets its name from the white markings on the back of its head, though they are not actually eyes.

The IUCN lists the Beal's four-eyed turtles as an endangered species. Once common throughout China, they are harvested for food and traditional medicine.
—Photograph by Todd Stailey/Tennessee Aquarium
 
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