Death of rare turtle leaves 3 remaining in the world

Until recently, there were just four known Yangtze giant softshell turtles in the world. On April 13, the only known female among them died in China’s Suzhou Shangfangshan Forest Zoo following an attempt to artificially inseminate her, according to local media. She was more than 90 years old. Three known Yangtze giant softshell turtles (Rafetus […]

Death of rare turtle leaves 3 remaining in the world

The only known female member of one of the world's rarest turtle species has died at a zoo in southern China, officials said Sunday.

Mon 15 Apr 19 from Phys.org

World's rarest giant turtle loses last known female, all but guaranteeing extinction

The Yangtze giant softshell turtle (Rafetus swinhoei) is considered the most critically endangered turtle in the world, with only four known individuals left on Earth.

Tue 16 Apr 19 from FOXNews

World's Rarest Giant Turtle Loses Last Known Female, All But Guaranteeing Extinction, Mon 15 Apr 19 from Livescience

Last Female of World’s Rarest Turtle Species Dies in China Zoo

A zoo in southern China is reporting that the only known female member of one of the world’s rarest and most endangered turtle species died Saturday. It was more than 90 years old. […] The ...

Sun 14 Apr 19 from Geek.com

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