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DRI seizes 532 star tortoises, 9040 kg of red sandalwood from Mumbai

The star tortoises were seized on Thursday while the sandalwood was seized from Nhava Sheva Port on Wednesday. 

Sep 06, 2018, 22:58 PM IST

'Illegal trade threatening survival of Indian star tortoise'

WAP discovered evidence of a thriving international criminal operation, with tortoises smuggled in boxes hidden under food items such as vegetables or fish.

Nov 10, 2015, 20:54 PM IST

New giant tortoise species discovered in Galapagos

The discovery of the new species is likely to help focus attention on the newly named Eastern Santa Cruz Tortoise.

Oct 22, 2015, 17:56 PM IST

One arrested with 113 rare tortoises in UP

A man was arrested with 113 rare tortoises while they were being smuggled to West Bengal from Jarwal road area here, police said Wednesday.

Aug 26, 2015, 14:48 PM IST

Four arrested for smuggling rare tortoise species

Four persons were Thursday arrested for allegedly smuggling 59 tortoises of rare species, police here said.

Oct 09, 2014, 22:22 PM IST

Famed Galapagos tortoise `Pepe the Missionary` dies at 60

Quito: "Pepe the Missionary," a giant tortoise who rose to fame as one of the most photographed animals on Ecuador`s Galapagos Islands, has died at age 60, officials have said.

Aug 23, 2014, 08:01 AM IST

Tortoise keeps Neelu, Pooja busy on TV sets

`Diya Aur Baati Hum` actors Neelu Vaghela and Pooja Singh are a tad distracted on the sets of the show these days, courtesy a new guest!

Jul 25, 2014, 19:00 PM IST

72 turtles seized from Kalka Mail, 1 held

72 turtles were on Thursday recovered during a routine check of Kalka Mail at Howrah station here and one person was arrested in this connection, a Railway Police Force official said.

Mar 13, 2014, 20:55 PM IST

Three tortoises missing from Indore Zoo

Three tortoises have been found missing from a zoological park in Indore, police said today.

Feb 26, 2014, 18:39 PM IST

Rat-bite kills UK`s oldest tortoise aged 130

Shell shocked! A seemingly invincible pet tortoise in UK, who survived two world wars and even a bomb in the Blitz, has died aged 130 - after being bitten by a rat.

May 15, 2013, 16:05 PM IST

Man caught smuggling over 40 tortoises

A man was arrested in Jaunpur on Saturday allegedly while smuggling 44 tortoises, police said.

Aug 25, 2012, 19:53 PM IST

Darwin`s `extinct` tortoise might be alive?

The tortoise which has been feared extinct for 150 years may still
be alive in the Galapagos Islands in the Pacific Ocean.

Jan 10, 2012, 17:43 PM IST

Poachers nabbed with world`s rarest tortoise

Police in Madagascar have arrested two men attempting to smuggle out nearly 200 threatened tortoises.

Jul 29, 2011, 09:05 AM IST

Poachers nabbed with 40 tortoises in Rae Bareli

Two poachers have been arrested in Uttar Pradesh`s Rae Bareli district with 40 tortoises in their possession, police said Wednesday.

Feb 10, 2010, 14:05 PM IST