A rare turtle discovered in Nepal

WHAT?

A rare golden-colored turtle has been discovered in Nepal. It is being hailed by some as an incarnation of Lord Vishnu.

HOW?

Scientists have attributed the golden color to a lack of Melanin that occurs due to a rare genetic mutation.

MORE

Unfortunately, such turtles do not survive long in wild due to the loss of their camouflage.

It is only the 5th such discovery in the world.