Herp Center Reptile Forums
TFH Publications
 
       
^^ The Advertisements above disappear once you log in. Not a member? Register Now, it's free! ^^
Results 1 to 4 of 4
  1. #1
    Technical Administrator Rich's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2004
    Location
    Massachusetts
    Posts
    10,895
    Blog Entries
    16
    • My Reptiles

    Post Almost Extinct Turtle Discovered Living In Wild In Northern Vietnam

    A critically endangered turtle that previously was thought to be extinct in the wild has been discovered in northern Vietnam. Experts confirmed that they have identified the only known living specimen of a Swinhoe's soft-shell turtle (Rafetus swinhoei) in nature.

    Read Complete Article ...


    Use this thread to discuss the article above. What are your thoughts about Almost Extinct Turtle Discovered Living In Wild In Northern Vietnam?

    To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.






  2. #2
    Elite Member Typhanie's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2006
    Location
    Virginia, US
    Posts
    1,503

    Re: Almost Extinct Turtle Discovered Living In Wil

    That is terribly sad. Even if there are a few more overlooked in the wild, there's certainly not enough to keep the species going for long. One, maybe two generations before they begin in-breeding?

    It's a real tragedy that people have hunted them to all but extinction. As with other species, it's something that we'll never be able to get back.
    "Let's eat, Grandpa!"
    "Let's eat Grandpa!"

    Punctuation. It saves lives.

  3. #3
    Elite Member MadDog's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2008
    Location
    Nashville GA
    Posts
    1,232

    Re: Almost Extinct Turtle Discovered Living In Wil

    At least there are still some in the wild. It is sad though. Maybe we can try to undo our mistakes.
    ~ Justin ~

    Therefore seeing we have this ministry, even as we obtained mercy, we faint not: but we have renounced the hidden things of shame, not walking in craftiness, nor handling the word of God deceitfully; but by the manifestation of the truth commending ourselves to every man's conscience in the sight of God. /2 Corinthians 4 1-2 (ASV)

  4. #4
    Elite Member thead11's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2007
    Location
    La Grange, Kentucky
    Posts
    339

    Re: Almost Extinct Turtle Discovered Living In Wil

    I read this on msn.com. I was going to post it lol, but now I don't have to lol.

    It is sad that this species most likely won't live long enough to substaine itself, if that makes sense?
    <3 Tessa

    0.0.2 painted turtles (Mo and Squirt)
    1.0.0 yellow bellied slider (Jebidiah)
    0.1.0 Amelanistic corn snake (Rose)
    1.0.0 Hog Island/Colombian Boa (Kah)
    0.2.0 Colombian Boa (Jasmine) and her baby(no name yet)
    1.0.0 Suriname Boa (Kayne)
    0.2.0 Cats (Lilly and Reese)

Similar Threads

  1. Wild Snapping Turtle laying eggs
    By Josh Gahagan in forum Turtles
    Replies: 9
    Last Post: 04-12-2008, 11:22 PM
  2. Article: Turtle scofflaw cited (CA 1956)
    By Desiree in forum General Discussion
    Replies: 3
    Last Post: 09-10-2007, 12:01 PM
Powered by Herp Center
Herp Center | Richard Brooks
© 2004 - 2014
All rights reserved.
Online Since 2004

          
All material appearing on this web site is copyright © Herp Center, except where stated, and cannot be reproduced without our express written permission.