In Cryptozoology (the pseudoscience study of monsters and other probably mythical animals), there is one turtle that was a legend until it’s existence was proved by an amateur cameraman who caught the giant turtle on video. The turtle in Hoan Kiem lake in Hanoi, is the only known living specimen in the world. Even though the lake isn’t that big, sightings are extremely rare.
The turtle is very large, with a preserved specimen that was 1.9 metres long (that’s probably bigger than most of us) and weighed 200kg.
Have you ever seen the live Hoan Kiem turtle during your trip to Hanoi?
(For further reading if you’re interested: Hoan Kiem Turtle)