Posted by Press Releases | Mar 25, 2011 | Comments 0
Hanoi, Viet Nam – PTT Solution has released Save the Sacred Turtle 1.0. The Sacred Turtle is unique, a species of his own, scientists generally agree that he is one of just four members of his species, Rafetus swinhoei. There is a second in another lake in Hanoi, Vietnam and two more in a zoo in China. Now, hundreds of people are working around the clock to clean up a lake in the heart of Vietnam’s capital in hopes of saving a rare, ailing giant turtle that is considered a sacred symbol of Hanoi. He weighs 200 kilograms, believed to be more than 100 years old and his plight have captured the sympathy of people around the world. He is rooted in Vietnamese folklore, and some even believe the animal that lives in the lake today is the same mythical creature that helped a Vietnamese king fend off the Chinese nearly six centuries ago. Vietnamese people call him “cu rua” a word of great respect reserved for “great-grandfathers”.