Rescued turtle released in Siang river

PASIGHAT, Oct 27: One peacock soft-shelled turtle rescued from near APP Colony here in East Siang district by a group of children was released into the Siang river last Friday.

Paktu Diyum (17), Messia Panggeng (17), Ribom Diyum (12) and Pakdi Diyum (6) were passing through APP Colony on an evening walk when they encountered the turtle on the road. The teens decided to hand it over to the forest/wildlife department.

Later, the students along with DFO (T) Tashi Mize released the rescued turtle on the same day in the river. (DIPRO)