|Swap Coordinator:||Kirkdebb (contact)|
|Number of people in swap:||16|
|Type:||Type 1: Electronic|
|Last day to signup/drop:||May 19, 2021|
|Date items must be sent by:||May 24, 2021|
|Number of swap partners:||1|
World Turtle Day
Information taken from: http://holidayinsights.com/moreholidays/May/world-turtle-day.htm
Date When Celebrated: This holiday event is always celebrated on May 23
World Turtle Day is an international holiday that was created for two reasons. First, this day is to celebrate and enjoy both turtles and tortoises. Secondly, this day is to educate people about turtles, how to protect them, and how to save their disappearing natural habitat.
Turtles and tortoises have a long life span. Many species live 35 to 50 years. Some species have been known to live 150-200 years. Some species are carnivores, while others are herbivores. Their populations are decreasing rapidly. According to the International Union for Conservation of Nature, 129 of 300 species of turtles and tortoises are on the endangered species list.
What's the difference between and turtle and a tortoise?
Both turtles and tortoises are reptiles, dating back over 200 million years. There is one major difference. A tortoise lives on land. A turtle lives in the water for most of the time. Now that you know the difference, I'm sure you realize that "Turtle" you bought at the pet store and the one you saw in the park or even your back yard, was actually a Tortoise. Now that you know the difference, no one will complain, if you refer to them as "turtles", regardless of species.
Did You Know? There actually are Turtle Festivals! We hope you plan on attending them.
The four Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles - Michelangelo, Raphael, Leonardo and Donatello Squirt and Crush from Finding Nemo
How to Celebrate World Tortoise Day:
First and foremost, do not buy pet turtles. It only increases demand and can cause further decrease in their populations. Go to a zoo or nature center that has turtles. Dress up like a turtle. Yes, some people actually will today! Watch a television show or movie with turtles in it. May we suggest Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles or Finding Nemo? Learn more about turtles and tortoises, and how you can help to protect them and their habitat.
Today's Chuckle: "A successful man is one who makes more money than his wife can spend. A successful woman is one who can find such a man." - - Lana Turner
History and Origin of World Turtle Day: World Turtle Day was created in 2000. It was founded by Susan Tellem and Marshall Thompson. This annual holiday event is sponsored by the American Tortoise Rescue organization.
You'll have 3 partners for this swap. On each partner's profile leave them a comment with at least 3 images or gifs of the current theme - World Turtle Day. You can use the same set of images for each partner.
Instructions: Image search for the perfect picture or gif. Right click on image and click on Copy Image Address. Go to you partner's profile and leave a comment using the following pattern.
Name of swap
! [ ] ( PASTE IMAGE ADDRESS )
Add at least 3 images or gifs. Make sure to click Preview to make sure you entered it correctly and that the image fits. If the image is too big it will cut part of it off and look funny. If you need help or have any questions send me a message!
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