the-mongoose-cannon:

Living for centuries and helping Darwin develop his theory of evolution, the Galapagos giant tortoise are massive reptiles. The largest of the subspecies can reach up to 400kg. Rare these days due to habitat destruction and human exploitation these gentle giants are great ambassadors for #worldturtleday

#zoo #tortoise #turtle #reptile #australia #animalphotography #wildlife #wildlifephotography #nature #animals #conservation (at Australian Reptile Park)
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amyholliday:

Loggerhead turtle for #worldturtleday and photos taken a few years back at a small turtle rehabilitation centre in Fuerteventura. It was amazing to see them up close, they are such beautiful, gentle creatures.

#savetheturtles #saynotoplastic #saynotoplasticbags #turtle #turtleillustration #turtlewatercolor #turtleart #illustration #wildlifeillustration #turtlesanctuary #loggerhead #loggerheadturtle
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myfrogcroaked:

Happy #WorldTurtleDay! Many species of turtles around the world are threatened with extinction due to over exploitation for food and pets and increasing habitat destruction and need much more conservation attention. I found this remarkable baby Big-headed Turtle (Platysternon megacephalum) during a biodiversity survey in Hong Kong.
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#reptile #turtle #herpetology #science #conservation #reptiles #animals #endangered

erikacousland:

A male yellow-bellied slider
© Marko Markovic Photography/Shutterstock

Today on Bing
May 23, 2020

Bask in the glow—It’s World Turtle Day
For the last 20 years, on May 23, turtle lovers everywhere have emerged to honor these shelled reptiles that have roamed the Earth for more than 200 million years. The over 350 known species of turtles alive today are found on every continent, except Antarctica. But despite their wide distribution, most turtles are endangered due to loss of habitat, illegal wildlife trade, and hunting and fishing. World Turtle Day aims to change that by raising awareness about their plight and encouraging conservation efforts. So today, we invite you to stick your neck out for turtles.

Wishing you all a Happy #worldturtleday from us here at tort-time and shell friends around the world! Let’s #shellebrate !!

Here’s our #passthepetchallenge

Thanks to our friends on Instagram who made this possible!

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