Chitwan National Park rearing tortoise and turtle in breeding centre

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Kathmandu - The Chitwan National Park in Chitwan district has been breeding tortoises in captivity and later releasing them into the river. A total of 30 turtle and tortoise of five species were being reproduced in the Crocodile Breeding Centre separately so as to conserve and help propagate their population, informed Park's assistant conservation officer, Bed Bahadur Khadka.

Also, the centre has been taking care of the rescued reptiles as well. There are a total of 250 species of turtle and tortoise found in the world so far. Nepal is home to 18 species of tortoise, according to Khadka.

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National News Agency, Nepal

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