The Week in Animal News: Terrifying Toothy Sea Worms, Saving Sea Turtles, and More

TreeHugger Saved This Baby Turtle

2 of 11
baby sea turtle hand photo

credit: Mairi Beautyman

2 of 11

This is Max, at about 12 hours old, windmilling his flippers in the air.

While the adult Chelonia mydas has only a few known predators -- sharks, leopards (in Africa), and man -- a baby sea turtle's early life is one of grave danger. Pangumbahan Turtle Park, a green sea turtle hatchery in Ujung Genteng, Indonesia aims to reduce these high death statistics for the endangered species, and to give hatchlings a fighting chance.

Read the Full Story: In Remote Indonesia, Visit to Green Sea Turtle Hatchery Saves "Max"

Photo: Mairi Beautyman