Six rare turtles handed over to Ha Tinh national park
  • | dtinews.vn | February 22, 2024 12:00 PM
Six rare turtles have been handed over to Vu Quang National Park in the central province of Ha Tinh to be taken care of before being released into the wild.

On February 21, when Nguyen Vu Cuong, 32, from Huong Son District’s Trung Village was on the way to a mountain near his house to pick Phrynium leaves to make Chung cakes, when he suddenly saw six turtles, consisting of four Indochinese box turtles and two keeled box turtles.


The six turtles handed over to Vu Quang National Park: Photo by Van Nguyen.

He then reported his find to local authorities. On the same day, representatives from Vu Quang National Park came to Cuong’s house to take the turtles.

According to Nguyen Viet Hung, an expert from the national park, the six turtles are listed as rare and endangered species.

The animals will be medically monitored at the park before being released into the wild.

Vu Quang National Park covers 57,000 hectares, stretching across the three districts of Vu Quang, Huong Khe and Huong Son in Ha Tinh. The place is known as one of the most biodiverse sites in Vietnam, accommodating a variety of endangered and rare species that have been prioritised for preservation.

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