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Why smugglers are after star tortoises

Why smugglers are after star tortoises
CHENNAI: The bright yellow shell of an Indian star tortoise glitters in the sun as the reptile crawls across the polo ground at Guindy National Park. Under the watchful eyes of the forest guards, star tortoises…

2,515 star tortoises seized in Tamil Nadu; one arrested

2,515 star tortoises seized in Tamil Nadu; one arrested
The seized tortoises were sent to Anna Zoological Park, Vandalur for rehabilitation. CHENNAI: More than 2,500 live star tortoises, an endangered species, have been seized and one person arrested in this connection, DRI said today. Acting…