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Vietnam | Death of last female Yangtze giant softshell turtle appears to spell end of species

Sometimes, our current mass extinction crisis can be represented by the loss of a single individual.

On April 21, locals spotted a 93-kilogram (205-pound) body in the waters of Dong Mo Lake in northern Vietnam: it was the carcass of the last known female of the Yangtze giant softshell turtle (Rafetus swinhoei).

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