A rare yellow turtle was spotted in the Balasore district of Odisha on Sunday and rescued by locals subsequently. Susanta Nanda of the Indian Forest Services shared a short clip, of the yellow turtle swimming in an aquarium, on Twitter and it wentvviral.
“A rare yellow turtle was spotted and rescued in Balasore, Odisha yesterday. Most probably it was an albino. One such aberration was recorded by locals in Sindh few years back,” Susanta Nanda said in the caption of the post.
Bhanoomitra Acharya, Wildlife Warden, was surprised upon seeing the turtle and told ANI, “The whole shell and the body of the rescued turtle is yellow. This is a rare turtle. I have never seen one like this.”