Indian Forest Service official Debashish Sharma took to his Twitter and shared the image of a ‘yellow turtle’ that has been found in a pond at Burdwan, West Bengal. According to the caption, it is considered to be a ‘Flapshell Turtle’ which is found rarely. This is the second time in this year that a yellow turtle has been spotted.
Previously, locals from Sujanpur village in Soro block of Balasore district rescued a rare yellow turtle and handed over the turtle to the Forest Department official
yellow turtle discovered
Below the tweet, the IFS official shared another image and said that this colouring is due to some genetic mutation or congenital disorder which takes place because of Tyrosine pigment. As per the caption, this turtle is an ‘Albino’.
The turtle can be seen with a yellow shell and body. Everything except the eyeballs are yellow in colour.