148 Cantor’s Giant Softshell Turtle Hatchlings Released Into Natural Habitat

By Phal Sophanith

Cantor's Giant Softshell 
Pelochelys cantorii
Photo: WCS

The Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS), in collaboration with the Fisheries Administration (FiA) at the Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries, have recently released 148 Cantor’s Giant Softshell Turtle hatchlings, aged between one and three weeks into the Mekong River stretching along Sambour district of Kratie province. WCS’ conservation of Critically Endangered Cantor’s Giant Softshell Turtle is funded by the European Union (EU)- Partners against Wildlife Crime, Margaret A. Cargill Philanthropy (MACP), USAID- Greening Prey Lang, and Turtle Survival Alliance (TSA). Read the article about this project HERE


  1. Adrian Russel Maway on April 13, 2021 at 11:54 am

    Wow, it’s very inspiring and so amazing that we are making a big step in saving the cantor giant softfhell turtle form extinction, I hope others will take much good care of our environment and wildlife these days

  2. Eric Olsen on April 14, 2021 at 12:20 pm

    Only wish they had been grown on a bit to be larger than fish food.

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