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."
"I'm showing this raspberry how pumped I am."
"Dude. Turtles are like turtlely awesome, man."
"OMG! A day all about meeeee!"
"Did you hear? Did you hear? It's turtle time!"
"SHUTTHEFRONTDOOR. TURTLESARETHEBEST. ANDI'MNOTEVENBIASED."
"Are you serious? A day dedicated to me and my shellies?"
"I like, so, cannot wait to celebrate moi."
"It's gonna be a turtle-ific celebration!"
"I'm so stoked, I don't even care that I have food on my face."
Just how cool do people think turtles are? Cool enough that humans are willing to get turtle tattoos to show their reptile love!
Happy World Turtle Day!
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