‘Turtle Tsunami’ in Brazil, Thousands Of Giant Tortoises Children Seen Together
In Brazil, thousands of South American river turtles have been seen on the banks of a river. The video of such a large number of turtles at one place has been released by the Wildlife Conservation Society of Brazil. These turtles have gathered in a protected area along the River Purers, a subsidiary of the Amazon River. They are considered to be the most freshwater turtle turtles in South America.
Turtles come here for breeding every year
The Wildlife Conservation Society said that South American river turtles in the area come for breeding every year. It takes months for them to get out of the eggs. After which they move from the edges of the sandy sand to the river. It is said that the series continues for several days. Every day, thousands of turtles emerge from their eggs and appear in similar herds.
TURTLE TSUNAMI! @TheWCS releases incredible footage of mass hatching of locally endangered turtle: https://t.co/apenzRSzxd pic.twitter.com/KhA1aQsNYc
— WCS Newsroom: #EarthStrong (@WCSNewsroom) December 14, 2020
These turtles are in crisis by smuggling meat and eggs
In this protected area, members of the Wildlife Conservation Society take care of female adult turtles. In addition, research on turtles is also carried out to improve the management and conservation of these endangered species. The common people are forbidden to come to this area. Let us say that the population of South American river turtles has been badly affected by meat and egg smuggling.
Fragile moment for turtles to reach the river from the birthplace
Camila Ferrara, an aquatic turtle specialist at the Wildlife Conservation Society, said that the giant South American river turtles are born like this. But, this is also the most delicate moment in their lives. In some areas, these turtles have to struggle a lot to save their species. These turtles appear together while starting their journey of life, but later they will be separated.
These turtles are part of amazon’s ecosystem
The Wildlife Conservation Society and ICMBIO are working together in brazil’s Abufari Biological Reserve. After being fully adult, these turtles can have a length of three and a half feet and weigh more than 90 kgs. In the Amazon forests, these turtles also play an important role in the ecosystem by spreading seeds. Which also helps the forest to flourish.