World Turtle Day!
Did you know it’s World Turtle Day? Yes or no, it’s time to bring out your tortoise friends, because we’re celebrating with all things turtle today! This yearly holiday was started in 2000 by the American Tortoise Rescue non-profit organization to increase awareness and respect for turtles and tortoises.
In our games, we’re celebrating with some pretty awesome turtle sales and new turtle mounts… but on the KingsIsle blog we thought today would be a great day to learn some cool facts about turtles and tortoises! Did you know…
- Turtles are one of the earth’s oldest animals and have been around for more than 200 million years!
- A turtle’s shell is actually made up of 60 different bones connected together
- You can find a turtle on every continent except Antarctica
- Turtles can live to be over one hundred years old
- An Indian Ocean Giant Tortoise was documented to live to approximately 202 years old!
- Leatherback Sea Turtles are the largest turtle and can weigh over 2000 pounds
- Many turtle species are endangered and need our protection
- Turtles are reptiles and cold blooded
- Turtles have good eyesight and an excellent sense of smell
Turtle facts sourced from Drs. Foster & Smith Education
We hope you have a turtle-rific day today!
Now it’s your turn to tell us what you think — Do you have a favorite turtle or tortoise from Wizard101, Pirate101 or real life? Let us know in the comments below!