Indian Tent Turtle- THE HINDU - 21/02/2020
Indian Tent Turtle (kachuga tecta tecta) is a species of turtle that gets its name from its tent-like appearance.
Kachuga tecta is found in parts of northern India, Pakistan, Nepal and Bangladesh, along the plains of Ganga, Indus, and Brahmaputra rivers.
It is listed in schedule I of the Wildlife Protection Act, 1972.
This omnivorous species inhabits slow-running rivers and stagnant water bodies such as ponds, puddles, tanks, roadside ditches.
Possession of this species of turtles is strictly prohibited as it is a scheduled species as per the Wildlife Protection Act, 1972.