Indian Tent Turtle : Rescued
Directorate of Revenue Intelligence (DRI) rescued 436 baby Indian Tent Turtles in Lucknow.
- Acting on the basis of specific intelligence developed by Directorate of Revenue Intelligence (DRI), Zonal Unit, Lucknow, seized 436 baby Indian Tent turtles from a person illegally transporting them interstate.
- Indian Tent Turtles size of the carapace ranges from 20 cm to 26.5 cm depending upon the subspecies.
- The colour of the turtles also varies according to each subspecies.
- Subspecies tentoria has an olive or brownish head with a red postocular spot, the carapace is brown in colour with amber or hazel stripe in the first three vertebras and the plastron is yellow with black blotches.
- A semi-aquatic species, mainly found in rivers and associated systems.
- Reproduction is oviparous.