World Turtle Day: All that you need to know!!!

Turtles and tortoises are two different species, despite the fact that they are sometimes confused with each other. Despite their stark differences, both tortoises and turtles significantly contribute to the expansion and well-being of their respective habitats. Every year, people celebrate World Turtle Day with the goal of raising awareness of the environments and behaviors of both turtles and tortoises as well as encouraging action to enhance their welfare. 

Date: May 23rd is World Turtle Day celebrated globally each year. This year's World Turtle Day occurs on Thursday.

History: American Tortoise Rescue has helped save and rescue tortoises and turtles ever since it was founded. One must first acknowledge the contrasts between the two creatures in order to learn more about them. It is marked as World Turtle Day on May 23rd each year. It was started in 2000 by American Tortoise Rescue with the intention of fostering collaboration among people in order to improve public knowledge of tortoises and turtles.

Significance: Tortoises live on land, but turtles live in the sea. Tortoises can live up to 300 years, whereas turtles only live 40 years. However, despite their differences, turtles and tortoises both serve crucial roles in the ecology. Turtles consume dead fish that wash up on the shore, while tortoises dig out burrows that are home to other species.

Celebrations: To truly celebrate this special day, we should adopt a turtle or a tortoise and make sure we maintain their well-being. We are also able to financially support turtle protection organizations. Volunteering at turtle rescue facilities helps us understand the struggles these animals face and inspires others to make improvements to their environment.

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