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.
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.”