Turtles Current Affairs, GK & News
The turtle population in Red Sea is turning female due to rise in sea temperature. A Team of researchers from the Saudi Arabia King Abdullah University of Science and Technology conducted a study. They selected five sites in the region that are favoured by Green Turtles and Hawksbill. The researchers collected data for every fifteen minutes ..
Category: Environment Current Affairs
The only known female member of one of the world’s rarest turtle species has died at a zoo in southern China. The animal was one of four Yangtze giant soft-shell turtles known to be remaining in the world. Some Facts Related to Yangtze giant Turtle It is also known as the Red River giant softshell ..
Topics: Cantor's giant softshell turtle • Cryptodira • Rafetus • Reptiles • Softshell • Spotted softshell turtle • Suzhou Zoo • Trionychidae • Turtle • Turtles • Yangtze • Yangtze giant softshell turtle
Lonesome George (Chelonoidis nigra abingdonii) is the name of a giant tortoise, believed to be the last living member of the Pinta island subspecies and had become an ambassador of sorts for the islands off Ecuador’s coast, whose unique flora and fauna helped inspire Charles Darwin’s ideas on evolution. The giant tortoise has died recently, ..
Topics: Aldabrachelys • Astrochelys • Chelonoidis • Galápagos tortoise • Giant tortoise • Lonesome George • Pinta Island • Pinta Island tortoise • Tortoise • Tortoises • Turtles • Volcanoes of the Galápagos Islands