Here at ZooMoo Asia, we are putting our focus on Sea Turtles this month.
There are seven different species of sea turtles living in the world. Let’s test your knowledge…
Can you name all of seven species?
Give it a try…
Green Sea Turtle
Loggerhead Sea Turtle
Kemp's Ridley Sea Turtle
Olive Ridley Sea Turtle
Hawksbill Sea Turtle
Flatback Sea Turtle
Leatherback Sea Turtle
Now have you ever gotten a chance to see all 7 of them? Well if you haven’t, that’s of no surprise.
There are so many deadly threats to these gentle giants at every stage of their life.
So much so that all 7 species are classified as endangered.
Sea turtles sadly, are captured for their meat, eggs, shell and skin for human consumption and use.
Some of them are illegally harvested and sold. The turtles do not survive.
Climate change is another threat to these beautiful creatures. Due to global warming, there are more female turtles then males which leads to lesser hatchlings.
But the biggest threat of all is pollution.
Water pollution causes the oceans to be littered with rubbish such as plastic.
Many innocent turtles eat these plastics because they think its food. Many of them suffocate in pain and eventually do not survive.
Air and land pollution causes acid rain and dirty beaches.
No one enjoys a dirty polluted beach! The same goes for animals. Sea turtles will have a hard time laying eggs on a polluted beach.
But when there’s a will, there’s a way.
Sea turtles can be saved from extinction if everyone plays their part.
Never touch a sea turtle and their egg if you come across them on a beach. Just be mindful and keep your distance.
Plastics are destroying our planet and animals. Whenever possible refrain from using single-use plastics.
Use recyclable bag for your groceries to shopping.
Show your support for these endangered creatures by taking a picture of you and your recyclable bag and #AnimalFunFacts.
It’s always fun to learn more!
Remember - it’s all animals, all the time!