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Endangered Turtle Stays in Touch

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Endangered Turtle Stays in Touch

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Endangered Turtle Stays in Touch

Endangered Turtle Stays in Touch

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A Batagur turtle on the beach.

A Batagur turtle on the beach. Brad Poynter /Cleveland Metroparks Zoo hide caption

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A rare turtle was discovered in Cambodia just before it was about to be smuggled into China and into the vast underground market for rare animals. The endangered animal was saved thanks to a microchip underneath its skin. The microchip was previously implanted to help scientists track the movement of these turtles.

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