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Indian Star Tortoise is one of the most trafficked tortoise species owing to the unique star­like radiating pattern on shell.(HT Photo)

Smuggled tortoises being brought back to India, will be radio-tagged

By HT Correspondent | New Delhi
UPDATED ON NOV 27, 2018 11:54 AM IST
The Indian Star Tortoise is one of the most trafficked tortoise species in the world owing to the unique star-like radiating pattern on the shell. They are poached extensively for their meat and use of their body parts in traditional medicine as well as exotic pets.
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