Wild animals rescued in central Vietnam provinces

Viet Nam News
23 October 2015

Fishermen in the central province of Thua Thien-Hue has rescued a 35kg green sea turtle that got lost in a shrimp pond and returned it into the sea.

The turtle, which has the scientific name Chelonia mydas, is listed as an endangered species by the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN).

A fisherman in the province’s Thuan An Township yesterday found the turtle in his pond and informed the local authorities. Specialists from local department of seafood exploitation and protection arrived and ensured that the turtle was in good health.

The experts assisted local fishermen in releasing the giant turtle back into the sea yesterday afternoon. This is the third turtle to be rescued by residents in the township.

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