Rare yellow turtle rescued from a pond | In Bengal in India
According to the scientists it could be an albino tortoise but being the second discovery of the genus in India, some people are beginning to think that it could be a real new species not yet classified.
Debashish Sharma, an official of the Indian forest service, has recently published photos of the rare yellow turtle on social media.
Sharma expressed that the rare hue of the reptile could be attributed to some "genetic mutation or congenital disorder due to the absence of the tyrosine pigment".
As said this is not the first time. It is not the first time that a yellow turtle has been sighted and rescued. The first time in fact always took place in India last July.
The turtle was discovered by a local farmer who then decided to activate some local activists. Even at the time it was thought that it was an albino specimen.
According to National Geographic, although albinism is rare it can affect various animals. Albinism in mammals can affect the color of fur, skin, and eyes. In non-mammals, such as the tortoise, the pathology can cause them to appear completely white.
But now, after the second sighting, more than someone has started to think that it could be a real new species.