Two Extremely Rare Rescued Albino Turtles, Libing In A Sanctuary In Sri Lanka (Photos)

Have you ever seen an albino turtle? A rare albino turtle swims in a tank at the Sea Turtle Reserve Centre in Kosgoda, Sri Lanka. The centre collects turtle eggs from the beaches for hatching before poachers remove them as they are considered a delicacy. Once hatched the small turtles are let free in the sea. Albinos often struggle to survive in the wild, as their lack of pigment makes them an easy target for predators.

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Sea Turtles Project: The sea turtles project is one of the turtle hatcheries located along the southern coast, this hatchery is located 3 Km south of the Bentota bridge. These turtle hatcheries were constructed to rescue and protect turtle eggs because of the rapidly declining numbers of marine turtle in Sri Lankan shores.