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Be a Turtle Hero!

Turtles are some of the world's most amazing animals, but they also face threats in the wild. Explore these activities - originally featured in our Turtles of the World exhibit - to find out how scientists are working to save them, and what you can do to help!

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Turtle Habitat Game

The decisions you make about how to treat your backyard — from mowing the grass to choosing fencing and more — could make it a turtle haven or a place they would rather avoid!

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Species Spotlights

Get to know these turtle species from around the globe. You can also find them on a map and even color them in!

Spotted Turtle

Meet this speckled species and learn how scientists use turtle DNA to help protect them and return lost turtles to the wild.
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Blanding’s Turtle

Turtle experts count turtles to monitor their populations. See how this helped scientists discover threats to this species.
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Four-eyed Turtle

Find out how zoos and aquariums working together to hatch and care for turtles can help prevent their extinction.
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Burmese Star Tortoise

See how creating safe areas for turtles helps people and governments protect turtle species around the world.
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