Critically endangered turtle lays eggs on Thai beach

A sea turtle laid her eggs

late at night on Koh Samui island

Location: Thailand

The critically endangered Hawksbill

climbed out from the sea

onto a deserted beach

to lay at least 80 eggs

Vets were at the scene

to collect blood samples

and check the turtle's health

The rare Hawksbill's numbers

have reduced significantly

due to the trade in its shells

which is now illegal