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May 23, 2014 / KingsIsle Entertainment

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

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  • 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!

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  1. Christina Fulcher / May 23 2014 11:17 am

    My favorite turtle is from a Disney Movie call Finding Nemo. His name is Crush and he is so totally awesome.

    • damian / May 23 2014 12:18 pm

      i used to have a turtle called speedy he was a red eared turtle its the first picture of a turtle on the top of the blog

    • Julia Berndt / May 23 2014 7:10 pm

      Me and my Family have found around three turtles and released them into our pond. Our, last turtle, Miso, (Named after Miso Soup) used to come out and eat the fish food along with our Koi. He was really fun to have around. I enjoy looking at turtles and learning about them.

    • pam / May 23 2014 7:35 pm

      i like crush to! do you like any of the p101 or w101 turtle mounts?

    • Anonymous / May 23 2014 10:04 pm

      I agree

    • Anonymous / May 24 2014 3:07 pm

      Well I don’t have a favorite turtle yet but maybe soon I will

      • Anonymous / May 31 2014 7:13 am

        I do :3 His name is Donatello and he’s from TMNT

    • Hannah / May 24 2014 9:13 pm

      I like Crush to! I also like Leather Back Sea Turtles! They are cool because their different from other turtles and are very pretty! They have a nice black back and I think they have white specks on their shell. ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
      ——————————– TURTLE-URTLE-URTLE!
      / ——————————– \————-
      < ——————————–/ ^ \
      / ________________ _____ _\——_\
      / / / / / / \ \
      /————— <__/ <__/ ——-<__/ <__\——————————————–

    • Christopher Gomes / May 26 2014 8:18 am

      My favorite turtle is the pet in W101.. He is sooooo cute that I could just die!

    • garth gonsalves / Jul 16 2014 6:14 pm

      lol my own is squirt

  2. evan / May 23 2014 2:48 pm

    need more turtles mobs in game

  3. Anonymous / May 23 2014 3:12 pm

    In Pirate101, the Maruzame Castle is the best Turtle ever!

  4. Anonymous_2 / May 23 2014 3:19 pm

    I love turtles! I really appreciate Kingisile doing this.

  5. Anonymous / May 23 2014 3:34 pm

    yeah mine is crush from Nemo he is so totally awsome

  6. Brianna hook / May 23 2014 4:21 pm

    my favorite turtle is names shelly me and my best friend saved it from getting hit my a car and it has ben in the back yard ever since he could leave if he wanted to but i guess he liked our backyard.

  7. chris / May 23 2014 5:04 pm

    i like the musk turtles or the stinkpot turtles

  8. Anonymous / May 23 2014 5:23 pm

    Turtle…… from wizard101 or pirate101….. idk but i love the turtle mount!

  9. Anonymous / May 23 2014 6:30 pm

    Interesting…

  10. Anonymous / May 23 2014 7:12 pm

    my favorite turtle would have to be the rat captains turtle in Khrysalis part II

  11. pam / May 23 2014 7:34 pm

    i like crush to but i also like the turtle mounts in p101 the are cool!

  12. Anonymous / May 23 2014 7:49 pm

    My favorite turtle is the one I ride every time in Wizard101. He’s awesome because he gets me around faster!

  13. Anonymous / May 23 2014 7:51 pm

    one of my favorite turtle is a snapping turtle whats your favorite turtle

  14. Anonymous / May 23 2014 8:00 pm

    my favorite turtle is from a video I saw where it was letting a cat sit on its back while it walked around

  15. Anonymous / May 23 2014 9:59 pm

    I love turtles my favorite turtle is the box turtle 🙂 happy turtle day everyone

  16. Libby / May 24 2014 1:07 am

    My favorite turtle is the one my brother had when we were little. Its name was Rocky. He found it in the creek that goes through the park that is behind the house we grew up. It was so tiny. But it grew to be about the size of my hand.

  17. Anonymous / May 24 2014 1:48 am

    I used to volunteer at an animal rescue sanctuary in Florida and we had a few turtles there. I love all animals. I think they’re amazing

  18. Anonymous / May 24 2014 2:35 am

    I like the fact that you try to keep your members interested in the world around them. What I really like is when you do the charity mounts and stuffs because then we get to give back to the world. 🙂

  19. Lukas hall / May 24 2014 8:51 am

    My favorite sea turtle is one that used to live at Easter island they are now extinct but they grow to be very big.

  20. some ice wizard / May 24 2014 11:26 am

    loove turtles the underdogs of the… you can pull through anything

  21. Jonah / May 24 2014 5:07 pm

    I like Marazume from Pirate101. For those of you that don’t know, Marazume is the tortoise in Mooshu. Also, Chelonians (turtles, tortoises, and terrapins) are my favorite animals!

  22. Cole / May 25 2014 2:53 am

    Yeah. I like the Wizard 101 turtles. But I like the Hawk rider’s mount more. But I want to get an owl but I don’t know how and where. I only get him for 1 day :C

  23. Anonymous / May 25 2014 6:07 am

    It’s a turtle mount! So awesome! :3333

  24. Caitlyn Gilman / May 25 2014 8:05 am

    My favorite turtle can be found at the National Aquarium in Baltimore, MD. Her story is really unique and inspiring to all who hear it. If you get a chance to visit the National Aquarium, ask about the cute three-finned turtle.

  25. Patrick Anvilblade / May 25 2014 2:00 pm

    WOW! This is AWESOME!

  26. kyle winn / May 25 2014 2:07 pm

    My favorite turtle is a snapping turtle I just like how they get so big.

  27. Anonymous / May 25 2014 2:19 pm

    well I like the small turtles they are so cute that I want to hug them! 😀

  28. Anonymous / May 26 2014 10:24 am

    I have a baby turtle in real life and she is so cute the way she swims.

  29. Anonymous / May 26 2014 3:55 pm

    are turtles fish?

  30. David / May 26 2014 8:46 pm

    i love W101 lol i keep thinking kingsle make wizard104

  31. Anonymous / May 28 2014 7:46 pm

    I don’t know if I could even decide on my favorite turtle! They are all so unique and cute in there own little ways!

  32. some random amber hoard raider / May 28 2014 8:35 pm

    I WIKE TURTLE 😀 😀 😀 😀 😀 ❤

  33. Monkey king / May 28 2014 8:42 pm

    my favorite turtle is the celestial turtle
    for those who don’t know to get there its in mooshu but to get there you’ll need 5 turtle balls
    I, the monkey king has one entrusted to me … if you want it you’ll have to try stuff until I am free

  34. Anonymous / May 29 2014 6:02 pm

    turtles are awesome

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