World Turtle Day 2024: Everything You Need to Know

World Turtle Day 2024 is a day to celebrate and raise awareness about turtles and tortoises, highlighting their importance to the ecosystem.

World Turtle Day is celebrated every year on May 23. In 2024, it falls on a Thursday.


World Turtle Day was established in the year 2000 by American Tortoise Rescue, an organization dedicated to the wellbeing and rescue of turtles and tortoises. 


The aim is to encourage people to understand these creatures better and support their conservation.

Turtles and tortoises, though often confused, are quite different. Tortoises live on land and can live up to 300 years, while turtles live in water and have a lifespan of about 40 years. 


Both play crucial roles in the ecosystem: turtles help keep shorelines clean by feeding on dead fish, and tortoises create burrows that other animals can inhabit.

Adopt a Turtle or Tortoise: Providing a home for these creatures can contribute to their wellbeing.


Donate: Support turtle conservation centers with financial donations.

Volunteer: Spend time at turtle rescue centers to learn about the challenges they face and help improve their environment.

As we celebrate World Turtle Day, let’s commit to understanding and protecting these fascinating creatures for the health of our planet.

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