Date found: October 9, 2015

Weight by month

October 2015 March 2016 May 2016 June 2016 July 2016
7 grams 22 grams 27 grams 25 grams 32 grams
Lara was found right after hatching in 2015. You can still see an "egg tooth" on its beak! DSC_0051 DSC_0053

Yes, this turtle is definitely cute, and a very young hatchling from the fall of 2015. If you look closely, you can still see the “egg tooth” on Lara’s beak, which helps baby turtles break out of their shells. Lara was found too late for the first round of microsatellite analysis, but stay tuned to see what we find out in 2016!