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The athlete

Motivation and attitude lead to success and fabulousness

The story behind this turtle

Sadly, this species is almost extinct in the wild. This species has been living with us since 1974 and was imported from India. Since then, breeding projects were initiated by Turtle Island in Bangladesh with more than 300 animals at two different locations. Nowadays, in cooperation with “Zoo Schönbrunn“, we have projects where turtles are released back into the wild and can be monitored and tracked via satellite transmittors. This is especially difficult with this species because it is supposed to be a delicacy in its countries of origin. With its urge to move it exceeds the limits of the largest national parks in a very short time.

Facts & Figures

The athlete

- Excellent swimmer
- Northern River Terrapin
- Critically Endangered

Scientific name
Batagur baska
Status
Critically Endangered
Origin
South Asia

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Account

Name:
Turtle Island Corporation USA
Bank:
Wells Fargo
IBAN:
1136635370 (Account)
BIC:
122000247 (Routing)

Contact

MAG. DR. PETER PRASCHAG
Founder of Turtle Island
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