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Shellebrate World Turtle Day Learning About Some Of The Most Endangered Turtle Species

May 23rd is the World Turtle Day, shellebrated since year 2000, and its goal is to bring attention to, and increase knowledge of and respect for, turtles and tortoises, and encourage human action to help them survive and thrive.


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Nowadays, there are more than 300 different species of turtles and tortoises in the world, and more than half of those are in endangered, threatened or vulnerable status. Here you have a list with some of these turtles and tortoises that we need to care so they won’t disappear, all of them beautiful in their own way.

More info: worldturtleday.org

Kemp’s Ridley sea turtle

Image credits: NPS

Hawksbill sea turtle

Image credits: National Geographic

Malaysian giant turtle or Bornean river turtle

Image credits: Thomas T.

Western swamp turtle

Image credits: Gerald Kuchling

Euphrates softshell turtle

Image credits: Mehmet Zu00fclfu00fc Yu0131ldu0131z

Coahuilan box turtle

Image credits: National Geographic

Red-crowned roofed turtle

Image credits: https://twitter.com/briandhorne

Spiny turtle

Image credits: Aristoheliam

Chinese stripe-necked turtle

Image credits: Jungledragon

Beal’s eyed turtle

Image credits: Zoohonda

McCord’s snakeneck turtle

Image credits: wikimedia

Red-necked pond turtle

Image credits: Bill Hughes

Sulawesi forest turtle

Image credits: Turtlesurvival

Hoge’s side-necked turtle

Image credits: Rodrigo Simoes

Cane turtle

Image credits: Shankar Raman

Big-headed turtle

Assam roofed turtle

Image credits: Indraneil Das

Alabama red-bellied cooter

Flat-backed Spider Tortoise

Image credits: Wikimedia

Yellow pond turtle

Japanese Coin Turtle

Image credits: James H. Hardy

Angonoka tortoise

Image credits: Getty Images

Arakan forest turtle

Image credits: Sinammonite

Yellow Tortoise

Image credits: turtlesurvival

Asian forest tortoise

Image credits: Wikimedia

Forsten’s tortoise

Image credits: Bill Hughes

Four-eyed turtle

Image credits: Wikimedia

Maranhu00e3o slider

Image credits: Animalia

Bostami turtle

Image credits: TheDailyStar

Philippine forest turtle

Image credits: Pierre Fidenci

Cuatro Ciu00e9negas slider

Image credits: Benjamin_o

Cantor’s giant softshell turtle

Wattle-necked softshell turtle

Image credits: saolablog

Yangtze Giant Softshell Turtle

Image credits: Tim McCormack

Magdalena River turtle

Image credits: Wiki Colombia

Pearl River map turtle

Image credits: Paul Vander Schouw

Flatened musk turtle

Image credits: Kenneth P. Wray

Black-breasted leaf turtle

Image credits: leafturtles

Annam leaf turtle

Image credits: Species On The Brink

Burmese peacock softshell turtle

Image credits: Sinammonite

Magdalena River Turtle

Image credits: Wiki Colombia


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