300 Burmese Star Tortoises Transferred for Release in Myanmar

by Steve and Kalyar Platt  Another milestone was reached this month in our efforts, in partnership with the Wildlife Conservation Society, to reestablish a population of wild Burmese star tortoises (Geochelone platynota) in Myanmar. On 4 January 2015 at a wildlife sanctuary in central Myanmar, 300 captive-bred and headstarted subadult tortoises (3-5 years old) were moved…

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