10 Turtles That Are Totally Stoked for World Turtle Day on May 23

Posted by Stacey Venzel

World Turtle Day is May 23. These turtles are so excited and they just can't hide it.

Turtles have survived for over 200 million years. They've traveled through space. They've chased remote control cars. They were friends with dinosaurs, and now they're companions for pet owners around the globe.

They live on every continent except Antarctica and in all five oceans. With a geographic range like that, it's no wonder these guys get a day all to themselves.

The pet turtle group includes aquatic turtles and tortoises, such as box turtles, red-eared sliders, and sulcatas. As a reptile, they're a low-maintenance pet. But don't think just because they aren't furry they can't bond with their owner! These guys have such adoring fans that their owners will do anything to make sure they get the care they deserve.

What do turtles have to say about World Turtle Day? We interviewed a few of them to find out.

"Say whaaaaaaa? Best day ever."

Tambako the Jaguar/Flickr
Tambako the Jaguar/Flickr

"I'm showing this raspberry how pumped I am."

Daily Mail
Daily Mail

"Dude. Turtles are like turtlely awesome, man."

Beej Jorgensen/Flickr
Beej Jorgensen/Flickr

"OMG! A day all about meeeee!"

Stacey Venzel
Stacey Venzel

"Did you hear? Did you hear? It's turtle time!"

Castgen/Flickr
Castgen/Flickr

"SHUTTHEFRONTDOOR. TURTLESARETHEBEST. ANDI'MNOTEVENBIASED."

Denise Chan/Flickr
Denise Chan/Flickr

"Are you serious? A day dedicated to me and my shellies?"

Valentinvdb/Flickr
Valentinvdb/Flickr

"I like, so, cannot wait to celebrate moi."

Denis Chan/Flickr
Denis Chan/Flickr

"It's gonna be a turtle-ific celebration!"

Richard Pluck/Flickr
Richard Pluck/Flickr

"I'm so stoked, I don't even care that I have food on my face."

Eben Regis
Eben Regis

Just how cool do people think turtles are? Cool enough that humans are willing to get turtle tattoos to show their reptile love!

How will you celebrate World Turtle Day on May 23? Will you watch entertaining turtle videos or adopt a shelled reptile in need? Maybe you should find a new turtle Instagram account to follow.

Happy World Turtle Day!

Tell us how much you love turtles in the comments below!

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10 Turtles That Are Totally Stoked for World Turtle Day on May 23