Two 11-year-old boys who sneaked out for a stroll in New Town’s Ghoshpara on Wednesday found a tortoise beside an open drain. They knew a forest department staffer in the locality and took it to him.
The staffer identified it as an Indian soft-shell tortoise — an endangered species — and informed his seniors at the Salt Lake office, who took the animal.
“There are no water bodies in the area where it was found. It looks like somebody had been taking it to the market when it fell. Thanks to the kids, it was saved,” said a rescue centre officer.
Source: Times of India