That’s right. The gargantuan softshell turtle can weigh nearly 300 lbs., with a shell that’s nearly 40 in. long. Found in Vietnam and China, the turtle in Hoan Kiem Lake is fable to be the Golden Turtle God, also known as Kim Qui. But thanks to hunting and habitat destruction, the turtle has already been all but wiped out in the wild. There are now just four individuals remaining in the world—all of them in zoos.
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