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    New Delhi (Sputnik): If you ever stumble upon an Albino turtle then you must be lucky! Their distinct appearance – pinkish-tinted body – is a sight to behold. These turtles generally weigh around 50 kilograms.

    A rare Albino turtle roaming around a beach in the Indian coastal state Odisha left forest officials stunned on Friday. The rare species was found on Odisha’s Podampeta beach during Arribada (mass nesting) when a large number of olive riddle turtles poured out on the beach.

    The Indian Forest Services official Susanta Nanda, who shared the video on Twitter, reported that the last time the rare turtle was spotted in the country was in 2015.

    ​The state forest officials are currently surveying the nest where it was found, Divisional Forest Officer Amlan Nayak said.

    According to wildlife experts, albino turtles live longer than other albino species because their hard shells provide them with extra protection. But their lifespan is shorter than other turtles. Albinism is the absence of pigmentation or colour in animals, plants anc even humans.

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