NilssoniaLeithii, a 9 kilo Indian Softshelled Turtle, listed as a Vulnerable species on the IUCN Red List, found his way into our hospital and our hearts with his aggressive attitude, a head full of abrasions and an injured carapace. Terrestrial freshwater reptiles, they are extensively hunted for their meat , TCM and calipee. Final destinations after hunting are the markets of S.E Asia via Bangladesh.
Niloo, as we fondly called him during his one and half months stay with us, was the sole inspiration for us to convert one part of garden into a pool where he swam to his hearts content with other turtles. Till he left one early morning to a life of freedom at an undisclosed destination.