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World’s Most Endangered Turtle Gets Some Good News In 2020

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World’s Most Endangered Turtle Gets Some Good News In 2020
(December 18, 2020) World’s Most Endangered Turtle Gets Some Good News In 2020Scientists release genetic results confirming a female turtle captured in October 2020 in Viet Nam is definitively the near extinct Swinhoe’s softshell turtle (Rafetus swinhoei) – also known as the Yangtze giant softshell turtle and Hoan Kiem turtleDiscovery means at least one male and one female are now known to existViet Nam Government leading this effort to prevent extinction of the Swinhoe’s softshell turtle, a...

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