Rare Albino Turtle Looks Like a Slice of Melted Cheese

A turtle that looks just like melted cheese? Sounds almost too fantastic to be true, but a farmer in India did stumble upon such a strange creature. The turtle has the color of cheddar cheese and its picture was posted online by someone working at the Indian Forest Service and everyone went crazy about it.
What gives the turtle this strange aspect is its condition, as it is an Albino flap shell turtle and they can be found in Pakistan, India, and Sri Lanka.
The common flap shell turtles all have dark green or brown colors, but this tiny one is an albino turtle that happened to look just like an egg yolk or melted cheese.
The farmer who found the turtle took it home and then called conservationists to come to his rescue and take him to a safe place.
The amino acid responsible for his condition is called tyrosine, and its absence is what causes the depigmentation.
The tiny turtle that is probably no more than 2 years old, has been released back into the wild by the conservationists and is probably enjoying life in the Asian countryside.

A farmer in India discovered this extremely rare turtle, whose bright yellow color is due to albinism

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