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New guests in Karamjol turtle breeding centre

26 kids of rare species turtle born in Sundarbans for first time

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Ahsanul Amin George  from Sundarbans :
Some 26 baby turtles have seen the sunlight of the earth from the eggs of the rare species turtles named "Batagur Baska" in the Karomjol artificial turtle breeding center in the Sundarbans in between May 8 to 10 for the first time.
 The kids were released in the pan on Friday noon. The kids were hatched from 31 eggs of four aged turtles hole-nest system, a scientific method. The forest division expect to come out two more kids. Earlier on March 4,2017, "Batagur Baska", a kind a rare specie's turtle has laid 31 eggs for the first time in the artificial breeding center at Karomjol point in the east Sundarbans on Saturday night. Forest division informed the matter on Sunday night to the journalists.
Forest Department  sources said, among the four female turtles, one laid 31 eggs for the first time. After laying the eggs, they were kept in the hole-nest with a view to hatching them in scientific methods. It is learnt that in 2014, in order to spread the numbers of this rare specie's tortoise, the artificial breeding center was established at Karomjol point in the east Sundarbans. Both scientists of home and abroad are making observation and preservation works of the center. Md. Azad Kabir, Officer-In-Charge of Karomjol wild life breeding center said, In the last year, after collecting four full-aged turtles were released in the ponds of the Karomjol breeding center. There after, during three months they were observed by the foreign experts. However, among the four, one tortoise has laid 31 eggs on March 4, 2017. The eggs were kept in the hole- nest after removing from the bank of the pond.
Md. Sayeedul Islam, DFO of the East Sundarbans said, on February 5, 2017, two Batagur Baska, a kind rare specie's turtles from the Sub-continent of Asia were released in the Sundarbans area setting up satellite transmitters upon their backs. The forest division, Turtle survival alliance (America), Viena Zoo (Austria) and Prokriti Jibon foundation have started research after collecting photos of lives conduct and environmental conditions, Saydul Islam added.
Sources of the east division of the Sundarbans informed the journalists that after hatching eggs of turtles in Karomjol breeding center, they were released in the pan of the breeding center at Karomjal point in the Sundarbans and the Bay of Bengal.
Mother crocodile juliet laid 43 eggs
 Bagerhat Correspondent adds:    Mother crocodile Juliet laid some 43 eggs in Karamjal Wild Animal breeding centre under Chandpai forest range in the Eastern Division of Sundarban forest in Bagerhat district on Tuesday. The eggs were collected from the bank of the pond of Karamjal wild animal breeding centre by the forest department.
Amzad Kabir, Officer-in-charge of Karamjal wild animal breeding centre disclosed to the newsmen, on Tuesday at 7 am crocodile Juliet laid the eggs on the bank of the pond of the breeding centre. Later the eggs were collected and put into the incubator of the breeding centre for artificial hatching and baby crocodiles will be produced in them during the period from 88 days to 90 days. Crocodile Juliet laid eggs for 11 times including for the present time in the artificial breeding centre.
Ii is mentionable that in order to procreate the almost extinguished crocodile of saline water specie Karamjal artificial wild animal breeding centre was established on 8 acres of lands within Chandpai forest range in the eastern Division of Sundarban forest at a cost of about Tk.32 lakh in the year 2002.

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