Endangered species of tortoise rescued in Moulvibazar

Endangered species of tortoise in Moulvibazar (Photo: Daily Odhikar)

An endangered species ‘Flap Shield’ tortoise has been found at Rajnagar in Moulvibazar. The tortoise was rescued from Padinapur village in the upazila on Tuesday (June 6) morning.

According to the locals, the tortoise came up to sunbathe on the pond of Shahjan Miah’s house in Padinapur village of Rajnagar union of the upazila. At that time Shahjahan Mia caught a tortoise weighing one kg and brought it to a shop for sale. Later, fearing the administration, he left Baldasagar Dighi.

In this regard, Shahjahan Mia said, there are more such turtles in my pond. These cannot be caught. Eating fish in the pond is causing damage.

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Note that the endangered species of tortoise is called Flap Sheld. It is found in the freshwater of South Asia. This species of tortoise has been named as ‘Flap Shield’ due to the femoral flap located in the plastron.


Source: ODHIKAR by www.odhikar.news.

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