Cuc Phuong park home to rare turtles

Located at the Cuc Phuong National Park, the Cuc Phuong Turtle Conservation Centre is home to 1,700 individuals representing Vietnam's 22 native and rare species.

Cuc Phuong park home to rare turtles

Yellow-headed temple turtles are raised in a semi-wild environment at the centre (Photo: VNA)

Cuc Phuong park home to rare turtles


Turtles are raised in a semi-wild environment at Cuc Phuong conservation centre (Photo: VNA)

Cuc Phuong park home to rare turtles


Turles are raised in a semi-wild environment at the centre (Photo: VNA)

Cuc Phuong park home to rare turtles



A turtle hatches at Cuc Phuong conservation centre (Photo: VNA)

Cuc Phuong park home to rare turtles


Vietnamese pond turles are raised in a semi-wild environment at the centre (Photo: VNA)

Cuc Phuong park home to rare turtles


Centre staff conduct regular check-up for the turtles (Photo: VNA)

Cuc Phuong park home to rare turtles


All the eggs are numbered and recorded with all information before being put into incubators (Photo: VNA)

Cuc Phuong park home to rare turtles



Director of Cuc Phuong Turtle Conservation Centre Do Thanh Hao checks the turtle eggs (Photo: VNA)

 
Cuc Phuong park home to rare turtles


A centre staff conducts regular medical check-up for the turtles (Photo: VNA)

Red Book animals in danger, turtles threatened with extinction

Red Book animals in danger, turtles threatened with extinction

Of hundreds of Red-Book wildlife species on sale nationwide, turtles are the most wanted species.

Wild turtles under threat of extinction

Wild turtles under threat of extinction

Many species of rare turtles are in danger of extinction due to illegal trading in Vietnam.

 
 

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