China Girl's Journey: Last Chance for the Yangtze Giant Softshell Turtle?

Schaffer, Rick; Schaffer, Chuck
October 2008
Turtle & Tortoise Newsletter;Oct2008, Issue 12, p10
The article provides information on the Rafetus swinhoei, particularly the one named China Girl, the only female in the species living in the world. These animals are only four known to exist worldwide, two each in China and Vietnam. China Girl is more than 80 years old, weighing about 90 pounds. Her name was given by turtle biologist Dean Bagley.


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