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‘Born to be Wild’ takes a look at the plight of sea turtles in PH

This Sunday (March 29), Born to be Wild takes a look at the plight of sea turtles in the country.

This Sunday (March 29), Born to be Wild takes a look at the plight of sea turtles in the country.

Doc Nielsen Donato and his team explore the island of Luban in Mati, Davao Oriental. They are surprised to see an endemic ibid or Philippine sailfin lizard basking in the sun.

Since the island is surrounded by saltwater, experts say it is unusual to find the freshwater-drinking sailfin in the area. Some suggest that these lizards can cross between the island and the mainland to look for freshwater. Because Luban Island is undisturbed, the lizards feel safer here.

Sea turtles are often victims of stranding. The cause: they are either entangled by fishing nets or injured by boat propellers.

Meanwhile, Doc Ferds Recio responds to a call in San Juan, Batangas to aid a pawikan whose head and carapace are broken. The pawikan needs to undergo an x-ray to see the extent of its wounds. Will it survive?



Don’t miss these wildlife stories on Born to be Wild this Sunday, after AHA! on GMA 7.

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