A rare yellow turtle was discovered in India on Sunday. Local residents first spotted the turtle in Balasore, according to a report by Reuters.
The turtle was handed over to forest officials. Wildlife experts believe its color can be an effect of an albino mutation of a common turtle.
Albinism, a genetic disorder where there is little or no production of pigment in the skin, eyes and hair, is rare but can affect many different animals.
“This turtle that was rescued, its skull and body are yellow, truly it is very rare. I have not seen such a turtle in my life ever,” Bhanoomitra Acharya, wildlife warden, told Asian News International in an interview.