Thousands of South American river turtles have been spotted on the banks of the river in Brazil. A video of such a large number of turtles in one place has been released by the Brazilian Wildlife Conservation Society. These turtles have gathered in a protected area on the banks of the Purse River, a tributary of the Mazon River. It is considered to be the largest freshwater monster turtle in South America.
Turtles come here every year for breeding
The Wildlife Conservation Society reports that South American river turtles come to the area every year for breeding. It takes months for the eggs to hatch. After this they walk towards the river from the edge of the sandy sand. It is said that this cycle continues for several days. Every day thousands of turtles hatch from their eggs and appear in similar herds.
These turtles have been found to be in trouble due to meat and egg smuggling
Members of the Wildlife Conservation Society take care of female adult turtles in this protected area. In addition, research is being done on turtles to improve the management and conservation of these endangered species. Ordinary people are not allowed in this area. Explain that smuggling of meat and eggs has adversely affected the South American river turtle population.
The delicate moment of reaching the river from the place of birth of the turtle
Camilla Ferrara, an aquatic turtle specialist at the Wildlife Conservation Society, said the monsters were born as South American river turtles. But, this is also the most delicate moment of his life. In some areas, these turtles are struggling to save their species. These turtles appear together when they begin their life journey, but then they will separate.
These turtles are part of the Mazon ecosystem
Wildlife conservation organizations and ICMBIO are working together at the Abufari Biological Reserve in Brazil. When fully grown, these turtles can reach three and a half feet in length and weigh more than 90 kg. These turtles play an important role in the ecosystem by spreading seeds in the mezon forest. Which also helps in the prosperity of the forest.