The world turtle day 2019 is celebrated every year on May 23, this day has been celebrated since 2000 and was declared by the American Tortoise Rescue. The main objective of the celebration is to bring awareness, increase knowledge, and respect for turtles and tortoises.
The day also serves as an encouragement day for humans so they could help tortoises and turtles survive.
The world turtle day is celebrated around the earth in a number of unique ways, many dresses up as turtles, wear green summer dresses, and rallies in order to allow people to know that we need to save turtles.
The World Turtle day was actually founded by the American Tortoise Rescue, which was founded back in 1990, they are also the sponsor of the world turtle day.
The World Turtle Day is actually trademarked by Susan Tellem of Malibu, California under the ATR (American Tortoise Rescue), it is certified by federal and the state agencies as a nonprofit organization.
The ATR (American Tortoise Rescue) was founded in 1990 by Susan Tellem and Marshal Thompson, who are actually husband and wife. The organization is a nonprofit group that is dedicated to rescue and rehabilitate all species of turtles and tortoises. The group also protects habitats of tortoises and turtles.
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Here are some facts about turtles:
- They are reptiles
- They have a very hard shell that acts as a shield, their upper shell is called “carapace
- Their lower shell is called “plastron”
- Most species of turtles can tuck their head inside their shells when they think they are in danger
- They have been roaming the earth for 215 million years
- They are cold blooded
- A leatherback sea turtle can weigh up to 900 kilograms or 2000 pounds
- A number of turtle species are currently listed in the endangered list
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All India Roundup greets everyone Happy World Turtle Day 2019!