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Rare White Tortoise Fished out of Lake Poyang
    2007-11-02 11:51:42     CRIENGLISH.com

This undated photo shows the white tortoise found in Lake Poyang in eastern China's Jiangxi province recently. [Photo: jxnews.com.cn]

A rare white tortoise was recently found in Lake Poyang in east China's Jiangxi province.

Local newspaper Jiangnan City Daily reports the tortoise was purchased on Thursday by a wholesaler in Yugan county on the southeastern bank of the Poyang Lake, one of China's biggest fresh water lakes.

The report said the tortoise's entire body looks white, with darker shades on its shell. It weighs about 940 grams.

An aquaculture expert says the cause for its abnormal color is complex, maybe from living in underwater caves without sunlight for too long or from genetic mutation.



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