Florida residents' Victor and Julie Vu were housing pigs, ducks, chickens, turtles, birds, a dog… and an ALLIGATOR!!
But after a neighbor noticed that the Vu's were illegally keeping animals that didn't belong in the city… authorities from the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission, SPCA Tampa Bay and the Pinellas County Animal Services went to the couple's Clearwater home and confiscated the creatures.
Facing a misdemeanor, Julie said she didn't know keeping animals was "illegal," adding:
The Bronx Zoo has welcomed Five Chinese yellow-headed box turtles and they are starting to get their sea legs.
This box turtle is considered to be one of the top 25 most endangered turtles in the world. They once swam throughout the rivers of China but their numbers have dwindled due to human consumption, use in traditional medicine, pollution, habitat loss, and the pet trade.
So we know the Bronx Zoo is extra happy about their new babies!