The World Turtle Day is observed on May 23 every year by American Tortoise Rescue, a nonprofit organization. The day is celebrated to raise awareness among people to protect turtles and tortoises and their disappearing habitats around the world. The day is being celebrated since 2000 by American Tortoise Rescue, a nonprofit organization established in 1990 for the protection of all species of tortoise and turtle. The theme of 2021 World Turtle Day is “Turtles Rock!”.
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Important takeaways for all competitive exams:
- Founders of American Tortoise Rescue: Susan Tellem and Marshall Thompson.
- American Tortoise Rescue is located in Malibu, California.
- American Tortoise Rescue was founded in 1990.