Turtle rescued near household in Hanoi

Last Friday, the 13th of March 2020, the ATP/IMC office received one Keeled Box Turtle (Cuora mouhotii), handed over from a young person living in Hanoi who found this turtle near her house.

She said “I was worried because I don’t know how to take care of it, but luckily I found the Education for Nature Vietnam (ENV) Wildlife hotline on the internet and quickly informed them”. After receiving the information, ENV contacted ATP/IMC to ask us for a transfer. Currently, this turtle is being cared for in Hanoi, but will be taken to the Turtle Conservation Centre (TCC) of Cuc Phuong National Park.

If you find yourself in the same situation, please call the free ENV Hotline at 1800-1522 or contact ATP/IMC directly on Facebook or email us: info@asianturtleprogram.org.

17th March 2020
Press release by: Pham Nhu Quynh – ATP/IMC

This kind Hanoian found the Keeled Box Turtle around her house and decided to ask ENV and ATP/IMC for help. Photo by: Pham Nhu Quynh (ATP/IMC).
Keeled Box Turtles (Cuora mouhotii) are found throughout northern and central Vietnam, but are currently listed as Endangered by IUCN’s Red List. Photo by: Pham Nhu Quynh (ATP/IMC).

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