Residents shocked as they find and rescue albino turtle

Residents shocked as they find and rescue albino turtle

- A rare sight was witnessed on Sunday, July 19, by residents of a village in Odisha's Balasore district in India

- The residents spotted a yellow turtle and handed it over to officials of the forest department

- According to Indian Forest Services officer, Susanta Nanda, the turtle is most likely an albino

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Residents of a village in Odisha's Balasore district in India witnessed a unique sight on Sunday, July 19, when they found a yellow turtle, most likely albino.

A senior wildlife officer identified as Bhanoomitra Acharya said it is a rare spotting, NDTV reports. gathers that the turtle was rescued and officials of the forest department were called to the spot and the animal was handed over to them.

Acharya 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."

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Indian Forest Services officer Susanta Nanda shared a video of the yellow turtle on Twitter, saying it is most likely an albino.

Residents shocked as they find and rescue albino turtle
Albino turtle. Photo credit: NDTV
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He wrote: "Most probably it was an albino. One such aberration was recorded by locals in Sindh few years back."

In other news, a heartwarming video has emerged in which a shopkeeper could be seen giving shelter to a stray dog amid heavy rain.

In the video, the dog could be seen standing in front of the shop during a heavy downpour while the shopkeeper asked it to come in.

At first, the dog was doubtful but soon realised that the shopkeeper was trying to protect it from the rain.

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Meanwhile, previously reported that rare images of Cross River gorillas with multiple babies in Mbe mountains had been captured by conservationists.

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The images are proof that the subspecies once feared to be extinct is reproducing amid protection efforts.

John Oates who helped establish conservation efforts for the gorillas more than two decades ago was excited about the new images.

Oates, who is a professor emeritus at City University of New York and a primatologist, told the Associated Press: “It was great to see … evidence that these gorillas in these mountains are reproducing successfully because there have been so few images in the past."

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