18:32 GMT29 November 2020
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    New Delhi (Sputnik): Animals or reptiles lacking melanin in their bodies that appear to be white, pink, or bleached are called albinos. These albinos look so unique and attractive that the phenomenon makes it difficult for them to survive in the wild.

    Surprising locals in the Balasore district of India's Odisha, a rare yellow-coloured turtle was found and handed over to forest department officials on Monday.

    Sharing a video of the turtle, Indian Forest Services official Susanta Nanda said on Twitter it's most probably an albino. The creature could be seen floating in a container while its unique yellow colour stood out in the water.

    ​While a few netizens remarked that they had never seen a yellow-coloured turtle like this before, others called it a "Ninja turtle".

    ​The coastal state of Odisha frequently witnesses such rare and different species. In June, a rare trionychidae or softshell turtle was captured by fishermen in the state's Mayurbhanj district and later handed over to forest officials.



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