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By Alicia Eakin - bio | email

October 10, 2008

COOK CO., GA (WALB) - Baby gopher tortoises at Reed Bingham are about to leave the only home they've ever known.

Rangers will release 20 nests of gopher tortoises back to their burrows. The gopher tortoises were collected as eggs and hatched in incubators to protect them from predators.

They've been implanted with micro-chips to track them as they grow. Park visitors will have one last chance tomorrow to see the babies, see how the implants work, and help return them to their homes.  

"This year we started implanting microchips in the babies so we can track them and we are going to show kids how that will work so it will be an educational thing tomorrow," said Reed Bingham Park Manager Chet Powell.

The educational program will begin Saturday at 11AM at Reed Bingham. The turtles will be released shortly after.

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