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Hanoi’s renowned turtle free again

An ageing giant turtle revered as a symbol of Vietnam’s independence struggle has won back her freedom back three months after being captured for medical treatment, an official said on Wednesday. The animal, one of only four known of its kind, has been successfully treated at a special pond on…

Vietnam finally nets legendary giant turtle for treatment

HANOI (Reuters) – Experts in Hanoi captured a legendary giant turtle for medical treatment on Sunday, a milestone in a case that has grabbed national attention and cast a spotlight on environmental degradation in Vietnam. Several dozen people including special forces soldiers swam and used boats to pull three rings…