CHICAGO (CBS) — A small group of students from Whitney Young Magnet High School will be going on a trip this week to help put an endangered animal out into the wild.
On Friday, the students will be in southern Illinois as Illinois Department of Natural Resources crews release about 100 endangered alligator snapping turtles into different water basins.
Biology teacher Todd Katz says Whitney Young students raised one of those turtles from a hatchling for the last year.
“It’s one of the ugliest looking things you’ve ever seen, and these guys said, ‘You know what? This is so ugly, nobody could love it. We should take care of it,’” he said.