Hoàn Kiếm Lake and turtles

Rafetus leloii in Hoàn Kiếm Lake
Rafetus leloii in Hoàn Kiếm Lake. / haithanh, Wikimedia Commons / CC BY 2.0

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Lake in the historical centre of Hanoi. In the lake lives (or lived as it is critically endangered or extinct) unique soft-shell turtles which may belong to separate species Rafetus leloii. The existence of this legendary animal was proved only in 1998.

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GPS coordinates
21.0288 N 105.8524 E
Location, address
Asia, Vietnam, Red River Delta, Hanoi city historical centre

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