After Odisha, A Bright Yellow Turtle Has Been Spotted In Bengal

by samreen

yellow turtle was rescued from a pond in West Bengal on Tuesday. This makes it the second time this year that a rare yellow turtle has been spotted in India – one was also found in the state of Odisha back in July.

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Indian Forest Service officer Debashish Sharma took to Twitter yesterday to share pictures of the turtle with its bright yellow shell. According to him, the turtle was found in a pond in Burdwan and rescued. He attributed its rare colouring to some “genetic mutation or congenital disorder due to absence of tyrosine pigment.”

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