One of the worlds rarest turtles rescued in Vietnam

On Wednesday the 26th of November 2008 a local fisherman from Son Tram Commune, Son Tay district, Ha Noi (previously Ha Tay province) caught a large soft-shell turtle weighing 69kg and measuring 90cm in length. The giant soft-shell turtle was identified as a living example of the world’s rarest turtle species, Swinhoe’s soft-shell turtle (Rafetus swinhoei), for which only four living examples are known to remain in the world.

One of the worlds rarest turtles rescued in Vietnam One of the worlds rarest turtles rescued in VietnamOne of the worlds rarest turtles rescued in Vietnam

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