Albino turtle found on Odisha beach


Berhampur: The forest department officials say they were stunned to find an extremely rare albino turtle on the beach of Odisha.

According to sources, the rare turtle was spotted on Podampeta beach during mass nesting of olive ridleys on March 21.

The officials soon after finding the rare species are reportedly surveying the nest, said Berhampur Divisional Forest Officer (DFO) Amlan Nayak.

Albino turtle is an extremely rare species. The colour of its eyes and body appears pink. It weighs upto 50 kg, said a wildlife researcher.

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