Newborn turtles saved in Mathura

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Mathura, July 3 (IANS) A pair of recently hatched flapshell turtles was rescued by Wildlife SOS Rapid Response Unit in Mathura.

The hatchlings were kept under observation for a few hours, after which they were released in Keetham Lake in Agra, a press statement said.

Residents of Shahkunj Colony were digging up soil pits for plantation in a neighbourhood park when they came across the two newborn.

Worried about their safety, a resident contacted Wildlife SOS, whose members carefully transferred the hatchlings into a safe transport container.

–IANS

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