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Thursday, June 14, 2007

Chinese Box Turtle Threatened

Chinese researchers state that the golden-headed box turtle may become extinct within ten years in Anhui Province. Less than 100 are believed to exist there in the wild, and Anhui Province villagers claim they haven't seen one in five years. It is a popular, and expensive, menu item in China. (News source.)

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