April 20, 2008
Vietnamese Turtle Myth May Prove to Be True
Morning Edition, April 18, 2008 · For years, Vietnamese children were told of an ancient turtle that lived in a lake. When the turtle appears, it is said to be a portent of an extraordinary event. Now, researchers from the Cleveland Metroparks Zoo say they found a rare giant turtle in a lake west of Hanoi. The turtle was thought to be extinct in the wild.
Turtle Holds on in Center of Vietnam’s Capital
Morning Edition, March 28, 2006 · A turtle weighing more than 400 pounds lives in a lake at the center of Vietnam’s capital, Hanoi. The turtle, as legend has it, is several hundred years old and is the last of its kind.