By : Oneindia Video Team
Published : October 28, 2020, 08:20
Duration : 01:01
Bright yellow rare turtle spotted in West Bengal, What makes a turtle yellow
Months after being spotted in Odisha, now a yellow turtle has been spotted in West Bengal, Making it a second time in India in a year. The yellow turtle was rescued from a pond in West Bengal. The whole shell and the body of the rescued turtle is yellow. Indian Forest Service officer Debashish Sharma took to Twitter to share pictures of the turtle with its bright yellow shell. According to him, the turtle was found in a pond in Burdwan and rescued. He attributed its rare colouring to some genetic mutation or congenital disorder due to absence of tyrosine pigment. Pictures of the yellow turtle have been widely circulated on the microblogging platform, where they have generated huge interest. In July, residents of a village in Odisha's Balasore district had spotted a yellow turtle. It was rescued and handed over to the forest department.