Turtles are more than just another reptile species living among us. These adored, shelled creatures have made their way into books, movies, pop culture, and so much more. It’s no wonder there is a whole day dedicated to them – World Turtle Day, celebrated on May 23rd.
The American Tortoise Rescue created this day in 1990 to bring attention to protecting both turtles and tortoises. Quick Fact: a tortoise is a turtle that lives on both the land and in the water and typically has a rounded shell.