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3rd Tortoise Festival organised at Hajong Lake in Assam

Hajong Lake is a unique tortoise habitat in Assam and is a habitat of few varieties of Hill Terrapins, considered as a rare species.

Feb 24, 2015 17:17 IST
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3rd Tortoise Festival was organised at Hajong Lake in Dima Hasao district of Assam on 21 February 2015. The festival was organised to create awareness among people on the endangered tortoise species by Environment and Forest Department of Dima Hasao.

The day-long festival saw various activities like discussions, presentation and others aimed at protection of the species.

About Hajong Lake
• The lake is a unique tortoise habitat and is situated in the Langting Mupa forest reserve at a distance of around 300kilometres from Guwahati
• The lake is the only natural tortoise home in Assam
• Hajong Lake that is popularly known as the tortoise lake is a habitat of few varieties of Hill Terrapins (a rare species)
• At present, around 400 to 500 tortoises are dwelling in the Hajong Lake

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