Twin brothers turn over one Southeast Asian Box Turtle to PCSDS

by | May 20, 2021

One Southeast Asian Box Turtle (๐˜Š๐˜ถ๐˜ฐ๐˜ณ๐˜ข ๐˜ข๐˜ฎ๐˜ฃ๐˜ฐ๐˜ช๐˜ฏ๐˜ฆ๐˜ฏ๐˜ด๐˜ช๐˜ด) was turned over by John Mark and Mark Joshua R. Canoza of Barangay Sta. Monica, Puerto Princesa City to the Palawan Council for Sustainable Development Staff (PCSDS) on May 20, 2021.

Said turtle, listed as โ€œEndangered Speciesโ€ under PCSD Resolution No. 15-521, was discovered by the twin brothers moving on the ground, outside the gate of their house, at around 6:00 PM on May 19, 2021. Being fond of nature and wildlife and having parents who are advocates of environmental conservation and protection, they decided to turn over the turtle to PCSDS where it can be properly taken care of.

The Southeast Asian Box Turtle has a curved carapace length of 19.8 cms., curved carapace width of 19.0 cms, and weighs 300 grams.

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