Sunday, March 6, 2011

The Hoan Kiem lake turtle in peril.

Vietnamese rush to save Hanoi's sacred turtle:

Image via SF Gate.

Some experts fear pollution at Hoan Kiem Lake is killing the giant freshwater turtle, which has a soft shell the size of a desk. It is one of the world's most endangered species, with only four known to be alive worldwide.

A little more background from Wikipedia.

Via FriendFeed's Anne Bouey 
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