This baby cyclops turtle has two rare conditions that combine to make it incredibly unbelievable: a one-eyed albino turtle.
The first is albinism, which causes the turtle to become white/pale all over.
The second condition is that it is born with only one eye, making it look like an alien.
Consider how the two conditions combine to make the turtle absolutely adorable.
This one-eyed albino turtle is extremely lucky to be born into human care. Albino animals can not survive as much as their more standard peers in the wild.
The problems would be much worse for the turtle with limited eyesight.
Although this beautiful tortoise will be given the best care possible, it is very unlikely that it will survive to adulthood.
All turtle species are in danger of extinction.
Although this one-eyed albino turtle will fight for its life, it won’t be long before all turtle species worldwide will join the fight in the same way.
All of these turtles are endangered because of human behavior.
The overuse of beaches, light pollution, and single-use plastics are seriously damaging the fragile lives of baby turtles as they struggle to pass adulthood.
As they reach adulthood, they face the added challenge of climate change to their habitat and food supply.
When possible, we urge all readers to do what they can to save the turtles, just like this brave man did.