RARE AND ENDANGERED TURTLE RESCUED IN NEW YORK.
A rare and endangered Cuora trifasciata (also known as a Golden-coin
turtle) seen in New York on July 8, 2003. This turtle is sold for over
$1,000 an once in China where it is revered due to claims of curing
cancer. This is just one of the more than 1,000 turtles kept in a New
York loft where they have been rescued, many from illegal importation
to be used as food. REUTERS/Chip East