Happy World Turtle Day!

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  • World Turtle Day was started by American Tortoise Rescue
  • Its purpose is to raise awareness of problems affecting shelled reptiles
Happy World Turtle Day!

Yay, it's World Turtle Day! While turtles are super cute and do some really fascinating stuff, the purpose of WTD is serious.

The day was started 13 years ago to raise awareness of the plight of turtles, tortoises and their shelled brethren. Wild turtles are subject to habitat destruction, pet trading and other factors of our changing world.

To learn more, visit the American Tortoise Rescue, and perhaps consider making a turtle your forever friend.

Now, to celebrate World Turtle Day, here is a golden treasury of pet turtles trying to eat stuff:

You're welcome, world.

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