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Wounded rare sea turtle rescued

Update: April, 19/2017 - 16:45
The wounded turtle. — Photo
Viet Nam News

NAM ĐỊNH  A rare sea turtle with serious wounds was rescued by the Xuân Thủy National Park.

Fishermen fishing in Ninh Cơ River of Thịnh Long Township in Nam Định Province’s Hải Hậu District on Tuesday discovered a turtle drifted away from the sea.

The turtle weighs some 70kg and is 1.2m long, with major injuries on its two front legs.

The fishermen and soldiers of Hải Thịnh Port’s Border Guard, who were patrolling the area at the time, gave first aid to the animal and then sent it to the province’s Xuân Thuỷ National Park.

The turtle will be released to the sea when it recovers.

According to experienced fishermen, the turtle belongs to a rare species that has a long lifespan of some 100 years. — VNS

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