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Cornell wildlife team rescued 150 orphaned baby turtles over the summer

Approximately 150 turtle eggs were rescued by the Janet L. Swanson Wildlife Hospital at the Cornell University College of Veterinary Medicine over the summer, according to a press release from Cornell.

The eggs were rescued from more than a dozen pregnant turtles that had been hit by cars in New York and were too injured to lay the eggs on their own.

The wildlife team rescued the eggs between May and July and incubated them at the hospital, hatching approximately 70. The rest of the eggs were hatched by certified wildlife rehabilitators.

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