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Sea turtles get cold-stunned and lethargic when the water around them chills down so fast they can’t swim to warmer waters. (representational image)(HT Photo)

13 rescued young sea turtles released into Gulf of Mexico from Louisiana

AP |
PUBLISHED ON MAR 18, 2021 12:15 AM IST
  • Once the cardboard boxes holding the turtles were put down on the beach, the dinner plate-sized turtles began scraping at the sides and poking their noses out of the holes.
“Field Notes from a Freshwater Biologist: Avoiding Turtle Disaster!” says the post. (Facebook/FWC Fish and Wildlife Research Institute)
“Field Notes from a Freshwater Biologist: Avoiding Turtle Disaster!” says the post. (Facebook/FWC Fish and Wildlife Research Institute)

Biologist finds something unexpected inside stomach of fish - a live turtle

PUBLISHED ON MAR 05, 2021 08:23 PM IST
A post on Facebook about the find is collecting quite a few reactions.
The image shows a turtle and a tree kangaroo.(Instagram/@PerthZoo)
The image shows a turtle and a tree kangaroo.(Instagram/@PerthZoo)

Zoo shares happy videos featuring turtle, squirrel monkeys and tree kangaroo

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By hindustantimes.com| Edited by: Trisha Sengupta
UPDATED ON JAN 07, 2021 05:51 PM IST
In the caption, the zoo also mentioned the one of the keepers of the place, named Marty, captured the clip.
The image shows the Macrocephaly turtle being released into the sea.(ANI)
The image shows the Macrocephaly turtle being released into the sea.(ANI)

Macrocephaly turtle weighing 100 kg rescued in Tamil Nadu, later released into sea

Ramanathapuram, Tamil Nadu | By Asian News International | Posted by: Srimoyee Chowdhury
PUBLISHED ON OCT 12, 2020 04:18 PM IST
The turtle was rescued from the Mandapam seashore.
A screengrab from the video shows the turtle inside the alligator’s mouth.(YouTube/HomeShark)
A screengrab from the video shows the turtle inside the alligator’s mouth.(YouTube/HomeShark)

Alligator tries to eat turtle, it doesn’t go quite as expected. Watch

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Amrita Kohli
PUBLISHED ON SEP 17, 2020 12:40 PM IST
This old video is going viral all over again.
The video starts with a turtle sitting on top of a rock beside a pool of water.(Twitter/@SudhaRamenIFS)
The video starts with a turtle sitting on top of a rock beside a pool of water.(Twitter/@SudhaRamenIFS)

Jack Dawson is that you? Clip of turtle doing the ‘Titanic pose’ may leave you asking the same

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Srimoyee Chowdhury
PUBLISHED ON JUL 21, 2020 03:17 PM IST
If you look closely, the pose will remind you of the famous scene in the film Titanic in which Jack and Rose stand atop the edge of the deck of the ship.
A unique and rare yellow turtle was rescued by locals from Sujanpur village.(Twitter/@susantananda3)
A unique and rare yellow turtle was rescued by locals from Sujanpur village.(Twitter/@susantananda3)

Unique and rare yellow turtle rescued in Balasore, Odisha. Watch

Balasore, Odisha | By Asian News International | Posted by: Srimoyee Chowdhury
PUBLISHED ON JUL 20, 2020 09:00 AM IST
“The whole shell and the body of the rescued turtle is yellow. This is a rare turtle, I have never seen one like this,” Bhanoomitra Acharya, the Wildlife Warden, said.
The turtle, dubbed Lord Fairfax, who was repeatedly crossing a residential road in the Alexandria area, according to Fairfax County Police, has found a new home at a Virginia zoo.(AP)
The turtle, dubbed Lord Fairfax, who was repeatedly crossing a residential road in the Alexandria area, according to Fairfax County Police, has found a new home at a Virginia zoo.(AP)

Huge alligator snapping turtle weighing 65-pound gets a new home

ALEXANDRIA | By Associated Press | Posted by: Srimoyee Chowdhury
PUBLISHED ON JUN 17, 2020 12:20 PM IST
Animal control officers initially took Lord Fairfax to the county animal shelter, and then to the state Department of Game and Inland Fisheries.
Turtles nest on Raine Island, far North Queensland, Australia.(REUTERS)
Turtles nest on Raine Island, far North Queensland, Australia.(REUTERS)

Endangered green turtle colony bigger than estimated, over 64,000 animals waiting to lay eggs

SYDNEY | By Reuters | Posted by: Srimoyee Chowdhury
PUBLISHED ON JUN 11, 2020 02:26 PM IST
Listed as endangered, many countries have made it illegal to collect or harm green turtles, while nesting grounds are often also protected.
The picture shows a little tortoise in a crocheted sweater that covers its shell.(Reddit/@mtlgrems)
The picture shows a little tortoise in a crocheted sweater that covers its shell.(Reddit/@mtlgrems)

We aren’t fashion experts but this may be the best dressed tortoise we’ve ever seen. Do you agree?

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Sanya Budhiraja
PUBLISHED ON JUN 05, 2020 08:26 PM IST
Tortoise sweaters, the most stunning fashion accessory you may see today.
Trionychidae turtles are softshell turtles.(ANI)
Trionychidae turtles are softshell turtles.(ANI)

Rare Trionychidae turtle caught by fishermen in Odisha, rescued and released later

Mayurbhanj, Odisha | By Asian News International | Posted by: Srimoyee Chowdhury
UPDATED ON JUN 02, 2020 12:41 PM IST
Trionychidae turtles are softshell turtles.
A turtle stands on a scale as he is being weighted at Chheuteal Beach, where over twenty rare Royal Turtles have hatched thanks to conservation efforts to stop sand dredging.(REUTERS)
A turtle stands on a scale as he is being weighted at Chheuteal Beach, where over twenty rare Royal Turtles have hatched thanks to conservation efforts to stop sand dredging.(REUTERS)

Cambodian conservationists rejoice as gleam of hope revives with new and rare baby royal turtles

PHNOM PENH | By Reuters| Posted by: Srimoyee Chowdhury
PUBLISHED ON MAY 21, 2020 12:03 PM IST
The baby turtles are each only a few inches long and were measured and weighed by the group. They will be looked after at a conservation centre before being released into the wild.
The recent clip shared on Twitter, shows numerous baby Olive Ridley turtles scurrying on the sand to reach the ocean.(Twitter/@susantananda3)
The recent clip shared on Twitter, shows numerous baby Olive Ridley turtles scurrying on the sand to reach the ocean.(Twitter/@susantananda3)

Nothing to see here, just some adorable tiny turtles running back to the ocean. Watch

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Srimoyee Chowdhury
PUBLISHED ON MAY 08, 2020 07:44 PM IST
The clip shared on Twitter, shows numerous baby olive ridley turtles scurrying on the sand to reach the ocean. The newly hatched tiny trotters hurrying to go back to the ocean is making netizens go aww.
Scenario of Olive Ridley turtles waddling to the beach to start laying and nesting their eggs(Twitter/@susantananda3)
Scenario of Olive Ridley turtles waddling to the beach to start laying and nesting their eggs(Twitter/@susantananda3)

Netizens amazed with migrating turtles’ annual nesting sojourn on beach. Watch

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Srimoyee Chowdhury
UPDATED ON MAR 15, 2020 04:33 PM IST
The turtles are seen searching around the beach for the right spot to lay eggs. The phenomenon is seen happening at some beach in Odisha.
The image of the turtle and the map of the journey were shared by IFS officer Parveen Kaswan.(Twitter/@ParveenKaswan)
The image of the turtle and the map of the journey were shared by IFS officer Parveen Kaswan.(Twitter/@ParveenKaswan)

Meet Yoshi, turtle who travelled 37,000 kms to locate her home

New Delhi | By Indo Asian News Service
UPDATED ON MAR 13, 2020 07:28 PM IST
Yoshi went halfway around the world to locate her home after she was released from 20 years in captivity.
Smuggling of endangered turtles, which are considered a delicacy in some parts of Bengal and Bangladesh, has become a cause for concern for the Central agency, especially because smugglers have started using innovative methods.(WILDLIFE CRIME CONTROL BUREAU.)
Smuggling of endangered turtles, which are considered a delicacy in some parts of Bengal and Bangladesh, has become a cause for concern for the Central agency, especially because smugglers have started using innovative methods.(WILDLIFE CRIME CONTROL BUREAU.)

In Bengal, more than 500 endangered turtles seized from UP smugglers

Hindustan Times, Kolkata | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON MAR 07, 2020 08:53 PM IST
The team seized 519 Indian softshell turtles, two Peacock softshell turtles and two Gangetic softshell turtles. The Peacock softshell turtle figures in the Red List of the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) as ‘threatened species’.
The huge extinct freshwater turtle Stupendemys geographicus that lived in lakes and rivers.(REUTERS)
The huge extinct freshwater turtle Stupendemys geographicus that lived in lakes and rivers.(REUTERS)

Prehistoric car-sized ‘stupendous turtle’ was built for battle, weighed over 200 kgs

Washington | By Reuters
UPDATED ON FEB 13, 2020 12:19 PM IST
Scientists said on Wednesday they have unearthed new fossils of the turtle called Stupendemys geographicus.
There were several children in the group that came to Bengal in the Purvanchal Express, posing as common travellers to evade suspicion. The train travels between Gorakhpur and Kolkata.(HT PHOTO.)
There were several children in the group that came to Bengal in the Purvanchal Express, posing as common travellers to evade suspicion. The train travels between Gorakhpur and Kolkata.(HT PHOTO.)

UP families travelling with kids caught smuggling endangered turtles to Bengal

Hindustan Times, Kolkata | By Tanmay Chatterjee
UPDATED ON FEB 01, 2020 10:32 PM IST
The Wildlife Crime Control Bureau (WCCB) of the Union ministry of environment, forest and climate change and the West Bengal forest department personnel arrested 14 men and eight women, making it the biggest arrest in recent history.
Close to a thousand endangered turtles were seized from a West Bengal market on Sunday morning in a joint raid.(HT Photo)
Close to a thousand endangered turtles were seized from a West Bengal market on Sunday morning in a joint raid.(HT Photo)

Operation Turtshield: Thousand endangered turtles seized from Bengal market

Hindustan Times, Kolkata | By Tanmay Chatterjee
UPDATED ON JAN 12, 2020 10:53 PM IST
In January 2019, more than 1,700 Indian flapshell turtles were seized in back to back raids in Bengal while being smuggled from Uttar Pradesh and Andhra Pradesh.
The occupants of the car sustained minor injuries and were discharged from hospital after first aid.(HT Photo)
The occupants of the car sustained minor injuries and were discharged from hospital after first aid.(HT Photo)

Close shave for Raikot family as car turns turtle

By HT Correspondent, Ludhiana
UPDATED ON SEP 08, 2019 10:29 PM IST
The turtle is being treated at SPCA hospital, Thane.(Praful Gangurde / HT Photo)
The turtle is being treated at SPCA hospital, Thane.(Praful Gangurde / HT Photo)

Injured 39-kg rare turtle rescued near Thane lake

Hindustan Times, Thane | By Priyanka Dhomse
PUBLISHED ON JUL 30, 2019 01:22 PM IST
The turtle, a rare species usually found in Assam, suffered minor injuries to its legs and is being treated at a pet hospital.
A 50-year-old man was arrested in Panipat for allegedly possessing 63 turtles smuggled from Bareilly in Uttar Pradesh. (Representative Image)(AP)
A 50-year-old man was arrested in Panipat for allegedly possessing 63 turtles smuggled from Bareilly in Uttar Pradesh. (Representative Image)(AP)

Cops recover 63 turtles from man in Panipat

Gurugram | By Leena Dhankhar
UPDATED ON JUL 05, 2019 10:42 AM IST
A joint team of the Haryana forest department, wildlife and crime teams of Panipat arrested the accused, who was produced before the court on Tuesday and was taken on a 10-day police remand.
Customs officials display seized turtles at the customs office Wednesday, June 26, 2019, in Sepang, Malaysia. Two Indian citizens were arrested due to smuggling attempt into the country on a flight from Guangzhou, China with thirty-two small boxes packed with 5,225 red-eared slider turtles. (AP Photo/Vincent Thian)(AP)
Customs officials display seized turtles at the customs office Wednesday, June 26, 2019, in Sepang, Malaysia. Two Indian citizens were arrested due to smuggling attempt into the country on a flight from Guangzhou, China with thirty-two small boxes packed with 5,225 red-eared slider turtles. (AP Photo/Vincent Thian)(AP)

Malaysia detains 4 Indians, seizes drugs, 5,255 turtles

Sepang (Malaysia) | By Associated Press
UPDATED ON JUN 26, 2019 11:48 AM IST
Senior customs official Zulkarnain Mohamed Yusof says agents found a total 5,255 red-ear slider turtles kept in small baskets from the luggage of two Indian nationals who flew in from Guangzhou, China on June 20.
The Hayagriva Madhav temple has provided a safe haven to the turtles (representational image).(Unsplash/@ferbcn)
The Hayagriva Madhav temple has provided a safe haven to the turtles (representational image).(Unsplash/@ferbcn)

Assam temple helps nurture ‘extinct’ turtle back to life

Hajo, Assam | By Agence France-Presse
UPDATED ON JUN 11, 2019 11:01 AM IST
The black softshell turtle was declared extinct in the wild in 2002 by the International Union for Conservation of Nature.
The damaged BMW car that smashed into the cemented poles and landed inside the roundabout park, at Akbar road near Motilal Nehru Marg on Saturday night, in New Delhi, on Sunday, May 19, 2019.(Burhaan Kinu/HT PHOTO)
The damaged BMW car that smashed into the cemented poles and landed inside the roundabout park, at Akbar road near Motilal Nehru Marg on Saturday night, in New Delhi, on Sunday, May 19, 2019.(Burhaan Kinu/HT PHOTO)

BMW turns turtle on Akbar Road, driver unhurt

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON MAY 20, 2019 11:16 AM IST
The injured woman driver was reportedly rushed to a hospital by her friends, who were accompanying her in another car. The woman was discharged after first aid, a senior police officer said.
The only known female Yangtze giant softshell turtle who died at the Suzhou zoo in China on Monday.(VCG/ Getty/File Photo)
The only known female Yangtze giant softshell turtle who died at the Suzhou zoo in China on Monday.(VCG/ Getty/File Photo)

Last female of rare Yangtze giant softshell turtles dies in China

Beijing | By Agencies
UPDATED ON APR 14, 2019 11:04 PM IST
The animal was one of four Yangtze giant softshell turtles known to be remaining in the world. The Suzhou zoo, where the female turtle lived, also houses a male Yangtze giant softshell turtle. The other two live in Vietnam, but their genders are unknown.
Turtles smuggled from Andhra Pradesh in a truck were kept in large crates and hidden under fish.(Photo courtesy: Wildlife Crime Control Bureau)
Turtles smuggled from Andhra Pradesh in a truck were kept in large crates and hidden under fish.(Photo courtesy: Wildlife Crime Control Bureau)

1,700 endangered turtles seized in Bengal in back to back raids

Hindustan Times, Kolkata | By Tanmay Chatterjee, Kolkata
PUBLISHED ON JAN 23, 2019 04:22 PM IST
Fish truck from Andhra Pradesh used as cover. The turtles were concealed under fish.
Indonesia's National Search And Rescue Agency shows rescuers carrying out one of eighteen stranded sea turtles on the beach in Kalianda, after the turtles were found washed ashore after a tsunami - caused by activity at a volcano known as the "child" of Krakatoa .(AFP)
Indonesia's National Search And Rescue Agency shows rescuers carrying out one of eighteen stranded sea turtles on the beach in Kalianda, after the turtles were found washed ashore after a tsunami - caused by activity at a volcano known as the "child" of Krakatoa .(AFP)

‘All lives matter’: Indonesia saves tsunami-stranded turtles

Indonesia | By Agence France-Presse
UPDATED ON DEC 28, 2018 03:40 PM IST
An eruption of the Anak Krakatoa volcano, which sits in the middle of the Sunda Strait between Java and Sumatra islands, caused a section of the crater to collapse and slide into the ocean, triggering the killer tsunami on Saturday evening.
These turtles were not collected by the smugglers in a day, but over weeks or months, and were kept in poor conditions, said those taking care of them at Kukrail.(Sourced)
These turtles were not collected by the smugglers in a day, but over weeks or months, and were kept in poor conditions, said those taking care of them at Kukrail.(Sourced)

Crackdown on smugglers: Dehydration, injuries kill 146 of 1,583 rescued turtles in UP

Hindustan Times, Lucknow | By Gaurav Saigal, Lucknow
PUBLISHED ON NOV 21, 2018 03:31 PM IST
As many as 146 out of the 1,583 turtles rescued from smugglers in Banthra on November 16 have died due to dehydration and injuries.
Paul Pogba missed Manchester United’s 3-1 defeat to Manchester City with injury.(REUTERS)
Paul Pogba missed Manchester United’s 3-1 defeat to Manchester City with injury.(REUTERS)

Manchester United midfielder Paul Pogba races a turtle after penalty run-up trolling - Watch

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON NOV 19, 2018 10:13 PM IST
Paul Pogba has been Manchester United’s designated penalty taker when on the pitch and has been in the news for his weird run up to the spot to take the penalty.
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