Florida researchers find baby loggerhead turtle with two heads

By Ben Hooper  |  Aug. 17, 2017 at 8:41 AM
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Aug. 17 (UPI) -- Interns at the University of Central Florida's Turtle Lab snapped photos of an extremely unusual discovery: A baby loggerhead turtle with two heads.

Kate Mansfield of the UCF turtle lab tweeted photos snapped by intern L. Rittenberg showing the two-headed loggerhead hatchling the interns encountered while out conducting research Tuesday.

"Our interns discovered this rare 2-headed loggerhead hatchling yesterday! It was alive & energetic. So cool!" Mansfield tweeted.

The UCF Marine Turtle Research Group is dedicated to studying and promoting conservation of sea turtles.

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