How many old turtles are in Hoan Kiem Lake?

VietNamNet Bridge – Over three months since the legendary turtle in Hanoi’s Hoan Kiem Lake was treated in a tank, a second old turtle has not appeared. Dr. Ha Dinh Duc, a senior researcher of the Hoan Kiem turtle, continued affirming that there is only one turtle in the lake.

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“How many turtles are living in the Hoan Kiem Lake?” is the controversial topic of scientists.

Some said that there are two turtles and some said there are up to three turtles in the lake. However, Dr. Duc, who has made research of the Hoan Kiem turtle for 20 years, persisted that there is only one turtle.

“Until now, the fact has proven clearly and convincingly that there is only one turtle in the lake. During over three months the turtle was treated in a tank, we did not see any turtle appear in the lake,” he told Dat Viet online newspaper.

The Hoan Kiem turtle
Dr. Duc added that the Hoan Kiem Lake is always watched by many people; therefore other turtles will be immediately discovered if they exist.

Previously, Dr. Nguyen Viet Vinh, an expert of aquatic resources, confirmed that there are at least two giant turtles in the lake.

Nguyen Van Khoi, general director of KAT Group, which was in charge of catching the historic turtle for treatment, also said that there are two giant turtles in the Hoan Kiem Lake, based on the traces they left.

Lan Chau

 
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