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April 12, 2019

Malibu, CA - American Tortoise Rescue (ATR), a nonprofit organization established in 1990 for the protection of all species of tortoise and turtle, is “shellebrating” its 19th annual World Turtle Day® on May 23, 2019. ATR created and launched World Turtle Day to increa...

February 4, 2018

Turtle and Tortoises Have Different Feeding Needs

While there are many variations on how to feed turtles and tortoises depending on the age and species, there are some basic rules that caretakers must observe in order to have healthy animals. It is amazing, but I find t...

January 29, 2018

Myth 1: Turtles are easy to care for – just buy a nice tank.

False:  Turtles are wild animals.  They have territories that can be many miles wide.  Putting them in a tank is cruel.  Think of it this way: it’s like spending the rest of our lives in the bathtub.  A turtle...

May 1, 2017

American Tortoise Rescue (ATR), a nonprofit organization established in 1990 for the protection of all species of tortoise and turtle, is celebrating its 17th annual World Turtle Day® on May 23rd. The day was created by ATR to celebrate and protect turtles and tortoise...

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