Baby turtles released into Peruvian Amazon river

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Thousands of eggs were incubated by Peruvian environmental authorities starting in August in order to carry out Friday's massive release.

Officials released 1,040 baby Taricaya turtles into the Nanay River, of some 850,000 expected to be released this year.

The Taricaya or Yellow-Spotted River Turtle has become vulnerable due to poaching and human activities.