Rare Royal Turtle with severely fractured shell rescued in SW Cambodia

A fisherman living along the Sre Ambel River in southwest Cambodia’s Koh Kong province has recently spotted a nearly extinct Royal Turtle with a severely fractured shell, a conservationist group said on Tuesday.

The Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) said in a news release that the female Royal Turtle’s severely fractured shell was likely caused by the propeller of a speed boat or sand mining ship.

“The fisherman rescued the turtle and handed it over to the local WCS conservation team,” the news release said. “The animal was identified as an individual released into the Sre Ambel River system late November 2021, as part of the Royal Turtle conservation project implemented by WCS in partnership with the Fisheries Administration (FiA).”

In full: https://english.news.cn/20221129/167b9cbe7f254930a209fce03bc52421/c.html

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