The World’s Rarest Turtle Has a Shot at Escaping Extinction

Conservationists confirmed that a Swinhoe’s Softshell Turtle found in Vietnam is female, reigniting hope for saving the species.

From the New York Times – By Rachel Nuwer, Jan. 25, 2021

Gerald Kuchling, a project leader for the Turtle Survival Alliance who helped with efforts to breed the species in China, said, “Even if a male becomes available in Vietnam, involving the Chinese male through an artificial approach will still be significant to broaden the gene pool for the long term genetic health and survival of the species. If no other male can be found, however, this approach will be the last chance, and imperative.”…. Read the full story from the New York Times HERE.


  1. Alessandro Nati Fornetti on January 25, 2021 at 4:49 pm

    This finding has been the only good news of 2020. And a Very Good one..!

  2. Donna M Shepler on January 25, 2021 at 7:53 pm

    This is fabulous news — I love Turtles and I find them a unique in some way ! I hope your search for a male is successful !

    • J Fink on January 26, 2021 at 12:25 pm

      I am so excited about turtles!! This is a gift from Jesus!

  3. Teena Vishwas on May 13, 2022 at 8:24 am

    So Good Its Really Nice

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