They Are Not Ninja Turtles But They Still Face a Fight
The Annam leaf turtles (Mauremys annamensis) are now classified as Critically Endangered due to over-hunting for its meat and habitat destruction. They are now on the brink of extinction but some zoos are working hard with this species to save it. At London Zoo, a new habitat has been developed for this species. The habitat resembles a restaurant kitchen so as to attract more visitors but most of all, to send a message. This message is intended to raise awareness about the threats that are facing these animals.
Turtle News From Around the World
Atlanta Zoo welcomed an old Aldabra Tortoise estimated to be 122 year old and 500 pounds.
On St. Vincent island, they are looking for donors to “adopt” a sea turtle nest.
The Ornate Box Turtle Project at Oglala Lakota College in Kyle, South Dakota, educate students about turtle conservation and ecology.
Law and Regulations
Sea turtle laws will be enforced in Louisiana.
Did You Know…
The Green Sea Turtles are important for maintaining the health of coral reefs since they eat algae that would overgrow and out-compete corals.
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