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Year: 2016
Run-Time: 1 x 52 min.

Directed by Jeremy Hogarth

ORF, ARTE, BR and dreiD.at in association with ORF-Enterprise, supported by Cinestyria, Stadt Graz and BMB
Available worldwide except for Germany and France

Languages: German (ORIGINAL) , English (DUBBED) , French (DUBBED) , German (SUB TITLE)
Format: 16:9 , , 16:9
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Turtle Hero

Turtle Hero - Ein Leben für die Schildkröten

Like any young boy, Peter Praschag loved animals and wanted a pet, but not a cat or a dog. His passion was for cold-blooded reptiles, his heart was set on turtles. Today, he is a world expert on freshwater turtles and a leading conservationist. One species in particular has become an obsession: not only is it the largest freshwater turtle on the planet, it is also probably the rarest animal on Earth. Only three Yangtze Soft-shell Giant turtles are positively known to exist. A male and a female in China and a third in a lake in Vietnam.

With help from experts, Peter hopes to capture that last wild individual and he may yet help to save another species from extinction! The film visits India and Bangladesh too, showing Peter safeguarding astonishingly varied examples of the oldest and most endangered vertebrates on Earth.
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