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Guess Who Did A Bit Of Travelling In The Past Few ..

 




Guess who did a bit of travelling in the past few weeks?

This river terrapin was hatched in 2019. It was raised by Pakcik Wazel in Kg. Pasir Gajah, and was recently released during our terrapin release event on 15th August 2020.

On 5th September, it was caught by Mr. Soon, a local Kemaman resident in Kg. Pengkalan Pandan, Chukai. This feisty little one travelled approximately 25 km downstream in 3 weeks! How remarkable!

This shows the importance of microchipping the terrapins. The microchips allow for individual identification, which then allows us to map the movement of the terrapins in the river :)

Thank you, Mr. Soon, for returning this terrapin to our project!

Source: https://www.facebook.com/TurtleConservationSocietyofMalaysia..



 

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Turtle Conservation Society

The Turtle Conservation Society of Malaysia was established in October 2011. The aim of the society is to bring about the recovery of depleted wild populations of turtles, with particular reference to freshwater turtles, in Malaysia through partnerships with like-minded organizations, individuals and local communities as well as through its own programs.

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