According to Caters New Agency, the albino pinkbelly sideneck turtle was born with her heart exposed. In humans, this condition is called ectopia cordis, but in veterinary medicine there is no name for the life-threatening genetic defect. Even with her heart beating outside of her shell, the baby turtle, named Hope, has defied the odds and survived. Hope lives with her owner Michael Aquilina in New Jersey. Aquilina, known as AquaMike on Instagram, was given the turtle by a friend who felt Aquilina had the passion and experience to give Hope the longest, happiest life possible. The little turtle arrived at Aquilina's home in November 2018 and continues to grow stronger with each passing day.
her little heart beating melts my heart ??
eating so well, so far so good!
trying to keep you all updated on this one as I go, this is her 2nd time eating today. She’s doing well!
2nd daily dose of internet for the internet
Every life is equally as precious. Day 18 with me, doing awesome!
Few things in life unite us more than animals ?? Day 25, 2nd time handling her since I got her, she’s gained some weight and I can see some growth rings on her carapace
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