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The Yangtze turtle is the RAREST turtle in the world...and highly endangered.  Some yards out, adjacent to one of the lighthouses, was a bobbing head. It's head, gourd-size with giant flared nostrils, was colored with zigs of lemon and zags of pine green. Its jaw was royal gold. It floated there for many minutes...then, as quickly as it had surfaced, it was gone.  The female turtle was one of four known Yangtze left, and recently passed away in an official zoo. What does this mean for the species? It's complicated.  On April 15th, official wildlife authorities and veterinarians were trying to artificially impregnate the only known giant soft shell Yangtze female in a final effort...

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