[Watch] Rare 40 Kg Turtle Found In Odisha’s Jajpur Sent To Nandankanan Zoo

Jajpur: A rare turtle weighing about 40 kg was rescued at Gopakul village in Odisha’s Jajpur district.

According to sources, one Benudhar Jena was fishing in the Baitarani river at around 5 PM on Friday when the turtle was trapped in the net. Jena took the turtle with him.

Thereafter, some locals spotted the turtle at Benudhar’s house and informed Mangalpur IIC Rinarani Sahu and Cuttack Forest Division Officer Sanjay Kumar. He directed Jajpur Road Forest Ranger Jyotiranjan Mohapatra to rescue the turtle.

On being informed, a joint team of Snake helpline member Pramod Kumar Sahu along with Mangalpur Police, led by IIC Sahu, accompanied Mohapatra to the spot and rescued the turtle. They handed it over to the forest officials.

After a thorough investigation, the turtle was sent to Nandankanan Zoological Park in Bhubaneswar at the direction of Cuttack Forest Division Officer.

“The turtle was trapped in Baitarani river and was kept in the forest division office. It was later sent to Nandankanan zoo for better treatment,” said a forest official

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