ITANAGAR, March 2 - A small Asiatic softshell turtle and a red panda were rescued in Arunachal Pradesh and handed over for rehabilitation, officials said.
Two IRBN personnel rescued the softshell turtle (amyda cartilaginea) at Chimpu near here on Sunday and handed it over to Zoo Curator for rehabilitation, Itanagar Zoo curator Raya Flago said.
The red panda (ailurus Filgens) was rescued by a resident of Kebi village in Lower Subansiri district, he said. The red panda was reportedly injured severely by labourers who were engaged in cultivation at a cardamom garden and could possibly have been killed if the villager did not rescue it in time. � PTI