Photos, Videos: Baby Terrapin Turtles Have Hatched After JFK Airport Mating Ritual

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Earlier this summer, flights at JFK Airport were delayed due to the mating habits of terrapin turtles who cross the runway and to lay their eggs. Now the eggs are hatching, and the babies are adorable!

Last week, the NYC Parks Department ecologists visited Idlewild Park to place protective enclosures around about 27 nests to keep the eggs safe from raccoons.

There are about 205 eggs across three sites, and

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