Bhuvaneshwar: Orissa, India’s worst-hit state with nearly 100 deaths due to heavy floods, months later, a new life has gained attention now among the locals. The turtle which is 100% yellow in colour procured fame in Orissa with a short span of time. The rare yellow turtle was found in Balasore district near Bhuvaneshwar, the capital of Orissa. Due to the uniqueness in the colour, the turtle quickly became the favourite of locals. The turtle was handed over to the forest authorities.
“The entire shell and body of the rescued turtle are yellow. This is a rare species, I have never seen anything like this before”, says Bhanoomitra Acharya, wildlife warden to PTI.
Susanta Nanda, an IFS officer tweeted the video of this rare yellow turtle with a caption, “A rare yellow turtle was spotted & rescued in Balasore, Odisha yesterday. Most probably it was an albino. One such aberration was recorded by locals in Sindh a few years back. Mark the pink eyes, one indicative feature of albinism ”.
A rare yellow turtle was spotted & rescued in Balasore, Odisha yesterday.
Most probably it was an albino. One such aberration was recorded by locals in Sindh few years back. pic.twitter.com/ZHAN8bVccU
— Susanta Nanda IFS (@susantananda3) July 20, 2020
Netizens wondered in its beauty with shared comments in its beauty.
National Geographic says albino animals are rare in nature. Albinism transpires when an individual inherits two or more mutated genes from both of the parents that impedes with the body’s production of melanin.
Albinism is due to the lack of pigmentation found in eyes, skin or hair which is a hereditary physical condition. This condition mainly affects the mammals, fish, birds, reptiles and amphibians as well.