Kalahandi, June 16: A turtle of a rare variety was found on Saturday during the construction of Biju Expressway near Bhimkhoj Pada Road in Dharamgarh of Kalahandi district.

Later, forest officials reached the spot and rescued the 42-kilogram turtle. Endangered Sea Turtle Returns to Lay Eggs on Maldives Beach, Finds Maafaru Runway Instead (View Heartbreaking Picture).

Odisha is also famous for Olive Ridley turtle and the state is home to over 90 per cent of India's turtle population.

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