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Bizarre Yellow Turtle Found in India

One of the world’s rarest types of turtles has been discovered in India.

The yellow turtle, which resembles a lemon with legs and a head, was captured after it was spotted walking around a neighborhood in Balasore on Sunday, says Wildlife Warden Bhanoomitra Acharya.

It was then turned over to forest officials.

The turtle gets its unusual color from albinism, a genetic disorder that results in little or no production of pigment in a creature’s skin, eyes or hair. In this case, the disorder appears to have affected all but its production of yellow pigment, Acharya says.

“This turtle that was rescued, its skull and body are yellow, truly it is very rare,” he notes. “I have not seen such a turtle in my life ever.”

What’s the strangest-looking animal you’ve ever seen?