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Nearly 1,100 tortoises seized in Bihar

Last Updated: Wednesday, December 18, 2013, 14:34

A man was arrested in Bihar for smuggling nearly 1,100 tortoises from Gaya district, a police officer said on Wednesday.

Big seizure of 952 star tortoises on Indo-Bangla border

Last Updated: Monday, September 02, 2013, 23:07

952 star tortoises have been seized by Indian border troops when they were being smuggled across to Bangladesh, in one of the largest seizures of these endangered reptiles.

Pre-historic tortoises lived in Amazon

Last Updated: Monday, May 27, 2013, 13:44

A pre-historic tortoise that lived in the Brazilian Amazon is the most likely ancestor of the tortoises that live in Ecuador`s Galapagos archipelago today, paleontologists said.

Galapagos tortoises more than 1,000 in number now

Last Updated: Sunday, December 16, 2012, 16:04

Galapagos tortoise, who’s number had slipped down to merely 15 in the world in the 1970s, have risen to 1,000 on the islands thanks to a successful breeding program.

19 Indian star tortoises being quarantined at AAZP

Last Updated: Saturday, March 10, 2012, 19:02

Wildlife Crime Control Bureau has sent 19 Indian star tortoises to Arignar Anna Zoological Park (AAZP) here for rehabilitation, after they were illegally exported from here and seized in Indonesia.

Three poachers held in Uttar Pradesh

Last Updated: Monday, June 06, 2011, 12:46

Three poachers were arrested here with around 30 tortoises meant for smuggling, police said on Monday.

Two poachers held with 900 tortoises in Uttar Pradesh

Last Updated: Monday, January 17, 2011, 12:07

Two poachers have been arrested with around 900 tortoises in Ambedkar Nagar in Uttar Pradesh, police said on Monday.

Three held with 400 tortoises in UP

Last Updated: Wednesday, December 29, 2010, 13:11

Three poachers, including two women, have been arrested with over 400 tortoises in Jaunpur in Uttar Pradesh, police said Wednesday.

Poacher held with 80 tortoises in Uttar Pradesh

Last Updated: Saturday, November 06, 2010, 13:31

A poacher was arrested with 80 tortoises in Sultanpur district of Uttar Pradesh, police said.