Rare yellow turtle rescued in Balasore
Bhubaneswar: A rare yellow turtle was spotted and rescued in Balasore district, said an official on Monday.
Locals from Sujanpur village in Soro block rescued the unique yellow colour turtle on Sunday.
Basudev Mahapatra spotted the rare turtle when he was working in his fields and brought it to home. Later, he handed over the turtle to the forest officials.
“A rare yellow turtle was spotted & rescued in Balasore. Most probably it was an albino. One such aberration was recorded by locals in Sindh few years back,” tweeted Susanta Nanda, senior IFS officer and chief executive of Chilika Development Authority.
Sharing the pictures of this turtle, Nanda said it also appeared to have pink eyes, a feature than indicates albinism.
Bhanoomitra Acharya, Wildlife Warden, was surprised upon seeing the turtle and said, “The whole shell and the body of the rescued turtle is yellow. This is a rare turtle. I have never seen one like this.”