Graham Burrows from the Sea Life Centre in Birmingham describes what a surprise it was to come across the two new arrivals.
Watch the tiny baby turtles born in Birmingham take to the water.
The Roti Island Snake Necked Turtles are only a week old and they are one of the rarest species of turtle in the world. There are thought to be only 250 left.
Two baby turtles born at the Sea Life Centre in Birmingham are due to go on display next week.
These rare Roti Island Snake Necked turtles are just two of a worldwide population of only 250.
Two of the smallest turtles in the world, born in Birmingham, will go on display at the National Sealife Centre, next week.
The two Roti Island turtles were born a week ago, but staff at the centre had no idea that eggs had been laid.
– Graham Burrows, National Sealife Centre
“She must have buried them in the sand in the tank, and the first we knew of it was when we came in one morning and found these two youngsters swimming around,”
The babies are being cared for in a behind-the-scenes nursery for the next few days, eating bloodworm and shrimp before going on display next week.
Two new baby snake turtles that are smaller than a 50 pence piece have been born at the Sea Life Centre in Birmingham.
The species is one of the rarest in the world with a population of about 250.