Posted: 23 May 2010 12:49 PM PDT
Today is World Turtle Day.
World Turtle Day was established in 2000 as a way to let celebrate one of the oldest creatures on earth.
The American Tortoise Rescue points out that experts predict turtles and tortoises could be gone within 50 years, which means we need to do all we can to help them. They offer these tips to help save these animals:
As if turtles and tortoises don’t have enough to deal with from humans, the recent BP oil spill hasn’t helped them or other wildlife. It appears that turtles, tortoises, and others are dying as a result of their habitat being polluted by the oil.
See the rest of the story from Reuters: Turtle deaths running high since oil spill: expert
The box turtle above wandered into my yard last week. I don’t know much at all about turtles, and wasn’t sure what to do with her. Thankfully, with advice from Jeff over at at Kingsnake.com, I relocated her to a nearby wooded area. That’s probably where she came from, although I have no idea how she found her way to my yard.
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