In news: The Ugratara Temple, in Guwahati, Assam, organised a special darshan of 34 hatchlings of the rare black softshell turtle as these hatchlings will be reintroduced into the wild.
Scientific Name: Nilssonia nigricans.
Common name: Bostami turtle Or Mazari. It is a species of freshwater turtle.
These turtles are called "softshell" because their shell is light and flexible. This allows them to move more easily in open water.
IUCN conservation status: Extinct in the wild.
Distribution: It is found only in the ponds of some temples in Assam and Bangladesh.