A turtle belonging to a vulnerable species has been saved from being sold in a fish market in Assam on Monday, thanks to the initiative of an academician, an official said.
Prof. Sarbani Giri,Head, Dept. Life Sc. and Bioinformatics and Dean, School of Life Sciences, Assam University, Silchar rescued a live Indian peacock softshell turtle from a seller who wanted to sell it by cutting it into many pieces. She bought it for Rs 4000/- alive. pic.twitter.com/bW6f6Z5yMI— Sunnydeo Choudhary, IFS (@sun4380) November 30, 2020