Yangtze turtle on brink of extinction with death of last known female in China

Published: 15/04/2019
Yangtze turtle on brink of extinction with death of last known female in China
Source: WWW.SCMP.COM

One of the world’s rarest turtle species moved a step closer to extinction with the death of the last known female of the kind in eastern China on the weekend.Xiangxiang, a nine-decade-old Yangtze giant softshell turtle, died at Suzhou Zoo in Jiangsu province on Saturday afternoon, a day after zoo officials made a fifth attempt to artificially inseminate the animal, Suzhou Daily reported.The “cata

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