Rare yellow turtle discovered in the Balasore district of Odisha

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Rare yellow turtle discovered in the Balasore district of Odisha

A curious turtle species catches all attention

Monday, 20th July 2020

Have you ever seen yellow turtle? Yes, turtles can be yellow too. Very recently one such rare turtle was spotted by villagers of the Sujanpur village in the Balasore district of Odisha and was handed over to the officials of the State forest department. As per reports from ANI, the turtle’s shell and body were yellow colored. “This is a rare turtle, I have never seen one like this,” said B Acharya (Wildlife Warden)


Susanta Nanda, an officer of the Indian Forest Services (IFS) also shared a video of the small yellow turtle on Twitter along with a statement that says that “most probably it was an albino.”


 He also posted a video of the swimming turtle.


“One such aberration was recorded by locals in Sindh few years back,” Nanda further posted.

“Close snap of the same. Mark the pink eyes, one indicative feature of albinism,” Nanda added.

Many people tweeted in response that they had not seen such a turtle in the past.


“Seems to be an albino snapping turtle? It’s albinism I think? We see similar ones in other animals as well. Recently they found an albino tiger in Kaziranga,” said a Twitter user.


“Nothing new, it’s an Albino Indian Flapshell turtle, these turtles are found all over India (in normal colour offcourse). Though the species is common this particular specimen is very special as only 1 in 10,000 babies hatch as albino, chances of survival in wild are very low,” said another Twitter user.



Source: Hindustan Times

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