This video about giant South American river turtles from Venezuela is called THE BIGGEST fresh water TURTLE in the world; LA TORTUGA MAS GRANDE DEL MUNDO de agua dulce.
From daily The Independent in Britain:
Amazonian turtle mothers heard ‘talking’ to hatchlings to get them into the water
The study constitutes the first known example of parental care among turtles
Monday 18 August 2014
Scientists have observed Giant South American river turtles ‘talking’ to their newly-hatched young, using high-pitched vocalisations that carry better through air and shallow water to guide the nestlings into the water.
The findings, published in a recent edition of the journal Herpetologica, constitutes the first known examples of parental care among turtles – an order of reptiles that have been roaming the Earth for more than 220 million years.
Researchers watched the Amazonian turtles between 2009 and 2011, capturing more than 270…
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