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One of last 4 Yangtze turtles dies in China

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One of the world's rarest turtles, a Yangtze giant softshell, has died in China, leaving just three remaining.

Also known as Rafetus swinhoei, the female turtle died in the Suzhou zoo in southern China.

Experts had tried to artificially inseminate the creature, which was over 90 years old, for a fifth time shortly before she died.

The species is critically endangered due to hunting, overfishing and the destruction of its habitat.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-47932731

https://www.theguardian.com/world/2019/apr/15/last-female-world-rarest-yangtze-giant-softshell-turtle-species-dies-chinese-zoo

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Jon the frog

Sad, another check on the list of human bad behavior...

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Myles

Bummer.    

I would have thought the insemination would have been low odds for a 90 year old turtle.    

 

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Nnicolette

She died after an insemination attempt? Should have left that poor old turtle alone!

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qxcontinuum

They've ate them all ...

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childofindigo

Yet another warning for the

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