World Turtle Day celebrated on 23 May

World Turtle Day is being celebrated every year on 23 May every year by American Tortoise Rescue, a nonprofit organization. The day was created as an annual observance to help people celebrate and protect turtles and tortoises as well as their disappearing habitats around the world. The day was celebrated for the first time in year 2000.

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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.

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