Posted by : sanne

At Saturday November 10 the ESF received in ownership 33 Indotestudo elongata, who were confiscated by the Danish Ministry of the Environment, Danish Forest and Nature Agency, CITES Management Authority. This 33 turtles must be managed as a separate group, because they all came from one territory and they all looks also different from the most existing studbook animals.The latter is an aspect that still must be sort out on the basis of a DNA research of the present studbook animals of the studbook.

As usual these 33 new ESF turtles are registered in the studbook Indotestudo elongata and are then placed by a loan and breeding contract with studbookparticipants.