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.
“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.
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