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14 turtles found dead in dried-up pond, 15 others rescued


Press Trust of India Vadodara
Fourteen turtles were found dead in a dried-up pond in Gagodar village in Kutch district of Gujarat, forest officials said on Friday.
Deputy conservator of forests (wildlife) S S Asoda said 15 other turtles were rescued from the pond after the incident was reported on Thursday evening.
"After being alerted, our team rushed to the pond that is located in Rapar taluka, and found carcasses of 14 turtles. They must have died due to lack of water as the severe heatwave has dried up the pond," he told PTI over phone.
"Fifteen other turtles, which were found alive there, were rescued and immediately shifted to another pond in Thanisara village located nearby, which still has sufficient amount of water," Asoda said. PTI COR

while 15 turtles were found alive from this pond, who were shifted to another pond located at thanisara village two miles away from gagodar village which is full of water.
The narmada water was pumped into this pond recently.
Stated asoda Asoda said that the reason behind death of 14 turtles in the pond at gagodar village was due to pond dried up .

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First Published: May 31 2019 | 4:55 PM IST

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