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Tanzania: Seven die after eating poisonous turtle meat

Seven people, including a three-year-old died on Tanzania’s Pemba island after eating poisonous turtle meat. Three others are still in hospital. The meat is a common delicacy among those living on Tanzania’s islands and coastal areas but the authorities have now banned the consumption of turtles in the area. In rare cases turtle meat can […]

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Thousands of baby river turtles native to Amazon rainforest released into Peruvian river

Some 3,000 river baby river turtles native to the Amazon rainforest were released into a Peruvian river after hatching from eggs kept on artificial beaches as part of a conservation effort. The river turtles are considered “vulnerable” by the International Union for Conservation of Nature and have for many years been killed for human consumption, or […]

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Japan: Growing turtle population poses risk to flight operations at Narita Airport

The growing turtle population on the grounds of Narita Airport, near Tokyo, poses risks to flight operations. In September, one of the airport’s two runways was temporarily shut down after a large turtle was spotted trudging along it. Airport officials believe that the turtle was a red-eared slider, a non-native species with a high reproductive […]

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Loose turtle on Tokyo airport runway prevents flights from taking off

A loose turtle on the runway of Tokyo International Airport prevented aircrafts from taking off for a short time. Staff at Narita Airport said that a pilot spotted the turtle on a runway at around 11:30am on Friday. One of the air hub’s two runways was shut down for about 10 minutes. Five departing flights […]

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Rare ‘flapshell’ yellow turtle found in India’s West Bengal

A rare yellow turtle was rescued by villagers from a pond in West Bengal this week. The first one was spotted in Balasore district in the state of Odisha back in July. This is the second instance this year that a rare yellow turtle has been spotted in India. The rescued rare turtle’s images were […]

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Australian YouTuber rescuing flipped sea turtle receives praise on Reddit

A video of family and friends chilling by the beach when they witness a sea turtle struggling on the hot sand is going viral (again) for all the right reasons. Originally uploaded by Aussie adventure YouTuber Brodie Moss aka Youngbloods — popular for his fishing and diving videos — back in 2018, the resurfaced video […]

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60 endangered turtles disappear from Japanese zoo

More than 60 endangered turtles have disappeared from a zoo in Japan’s southernmost province in a suspected theft, officials said Thursday. “We feed them twice a week and a keeper noticed their number was clearly low,” said Kozue Ohgimi, zoo section chief at Okinawa Zoo and Museum. Officials later found cable ties used to secure […]