Srikakulam: A record number of star tortoises have been produced in captive breeding at Srikurmam temple nesting site in a span of two weeks. In total 55 star tortoises hatchlings were produced in one enclosure which is a world record. Earlier. In 1990 a total of 50 hatchlings were produced at the Gladis zoo park in the US, said Green mercy and NGO representative and temple officials.
Devotees believe that Lord Maha Vishnu is in the form of a start tortoise in his second avatar as Kurmanadhudu which is attracting peoples’ attention symbolically. The news of the record hatching has attracted the attention of the devotees who are queuing up at the conservation site.