The golden flapshell turtle is one of a few recently discovered little turtles in the country.
It’s vivid, it’s the color of the sun, of an egg yolk, of a banana, of a daffodil—it’s a golden flapshell turtle.
Discovered in a net during a fishing spree, this latest internet sensation has gained a lot of attention, and given the turtle’s flashy coloring, it’s easy to see why.
The Indian flapshell turtle, are usually brown with yellow spots, although on occasion they come out yellow.
It’s a common type of turtle across South Asia, and it’s been spotted in its yellow form a number of times across the region.
It is believed that this unique colour is caused by albinism. This usually causes most animals to turn white but not in the case of this special turtle.