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Rare yellow turtel spotted in west Bengal

Albinism species turtle was also spotted in Nepal last August and now in the pond of West Bengal village.

Hira Lama Published: 2020-11-04 10:54:17

Albinism species turtle spotted on West Bengal, India | Debasish Sharma Twitter
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Albinism species turtle that is bright yellow has been spotted in a village pond in West Bengal, India.

The rare animal is afflicted with a form of albinism which affects its colouration and has been compared online to melted cheese on a burger.

It belongs to a rare species called the Indian flap shell turtle.

A bizarre turtle that is bright yellow has been spotted in a village pond in West Bengal, India. The rare animal is afflicted with a form of albinism +4
A bizarre turtle that is bright yellow has been spotted in a village pond in West Bengal, India. The rare animal is afflicted with a form of albinism

Debashish Sharma post on Twitter and have explained the picture were taken on the rescue process of rare species. 


'It's an albino kind whose peculiar yellow colour is maybe bcoz of either some genetic mutation or congenital disorder due to absence of tyrosine pigment,' he says.

The Indian flap shell turtle, which is normally green, is typically found in South Asia and is between 9 to 14 inches long.

In August, a similar animal of the same species was discovered in Nepal.

yellow tourtal in nepal

  A rare golden Indian flap shell turtle found in Nepal. Photo by Dev Narayan Mandal. Used with permission.


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