Two-headed Turtle Found in Qingdao City

March 16, 2006 12:00 am Last Updated: March 16, 2006 12:00 am

Mr. Xiao of Qingdao City, Shandong Province owns a turtle with two heads. According to a report from, a turtle with two heads is very unusual, and the phenomenon is due to spontaneous mutation. It is believed that the bodies of a pair of twin turtles did not separate normally during development.

Mr. Xiao told the reporter that he loves to raise turtles. He found this two-headed Golden Coin turtle one year ago while on a business trip. He was very curious and brought it home. Unexpectedly, this turtle has grown a lot in the past year. Mr. Xiao also told reporters that this turtle gets along with other turtles, and its two heads coordinate with each other very well. Both heads can even eat at the same time, and it usually eats more than his others turtles.