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Hope For Most Endangered Turtle Species After Female Is Discovered In Vietnam

Hope is alive and it will forever go that way.

There is hope for the most endangered species of turtle in the world after a female was recently found in the country of Vietnam.

The find that was made in Vietnam has awaken hope among experts.

This means that there are at least 1 male and 1 female giant Swinhoe’s Softshell Turtle.

The turtle is also called Hoan Kiem turtle or Yangtze giant softshell turtle.

The female was found in Dong Mo Lake in the Son Tay District of Hanoi in October this year.

The turtle has been captured for genetic testing.

The results confirmed it was the turtle.

The experts are now hoping that they can breed the turtle with a male, which is currently living in the Suzhou Zoo in China.

The turtles have been driven to the brink of extinction by hunting for its eggs and meat.

The scientists now hope that the species will now be saved.

The experts also believe that there is at least one more of the creatures in Dong Mo Lake and another in Xuan Khanh Lake.

Timothy McCormack, the programmer director of the Asian Turtle Program (ATP) and Indo-Myanmar Conservation (IMC), released a statement about the incident.

They said:

I was extremely happy to hear that an individual turtle was successfully trapped and captured in October. This success is important in providing additional data on the Hoan Kiem turtle in Dong Mo lake. The next step will be to trap and capture individual turtles in Xuan Khanh lake. To me this is even more important and meaningful because we currently do not know the sex of this turtle. Depending on the sex of the individual turtle in Xuan Khanh, we will have the best choice to carry out conservation breeding in Vietnam and bring the species out of the brink of extinction. It will be a miracle and I hope it comes true.

Such an amazing news in such times! What are your thoughts about the most recent discovery? Let us know what you think about it by leaving a comment in the comments section below!

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