Thousands of South American river turtles have been seen in Brazil along the banks of a river. A video of such a large number of turtles has been released by the Wildlife Conservation Society of Brazil. These turtles have gathered in a protected area on the banks of the River Pearce, a tributary of the Amazon River. These are considered to be the largest freshwater giant turtles in South America.
Turtles come here every year for breeding
The Wildlife Conservation Society reported that South American River Turtles come to the area every year for breeding. It takes months to get out of the eggs. After which they move from the banks of sandy sand and move towards the river. It is said that this cycle continues for several days. Everyday thousands of turtles emerge from their eggs and appear in similar herds.
These turtles are in trouble due to smuggling of meat and eggs
Members of the Wildlife Conservation Society look after female adult turtles in this protected area. Apart from this, research is also done on turtles to improve the management and conservation of these endangered species. Common people are not allowed in this area. Explain that the population of South American River Turtles has been badly affected by the smuggling of meat and eggs.
Delicate moment for turtles reaching the river from birthplace
Aquatic Turtle Specialist Camila Ferrara of the Wildlife Conservation Society said that these giant South American River Turtles are born like that. But, this is also the most delicate moment of his life. In some areas, these turtles are struggling to save their species. These turtles appear together when they begin their journey of life, but they will separate later.
These turtles are part of the Amazon ecosystem
The Wildlife Conservation Society and ICMBIO are working together in Brazil’s Abufari Biological Reserve. After becoming fully adults, these turtles can reach three and a half feet in length and weigh more than 90 kg. These turtles also play an important role in the ecosystem by spreading seeds in the Amazon forests. Which also helps the forest to flourish.