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"This turtle is a fascinating phenomenon, probably the biggest soft-shell in the world and certainly the most endangered," said Peter Pritchard, a renowned turtle biologist. "People in Vietnam are treating it like the Loch Ness monster, but this is not a myth. People need to treat it like a biological thing — an endangered species."
Wow thats incredible. Rather than a fake animal that everyone beleives in, its a real animal that no one beleives in!
"I think it's pretty clear they aren't reproducing," said Pritchard, who compares Hoan Kiem to an old-age home for the turtles. "My inclination is that they're doomed."