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A big cheer for turtles!

Hannah Fuchs / zaMay 23, 2016

Happy World Turtle Day! The sad fact is turtles and tortoises are endangered, so get to know about them and meet some of the world's most famous specimens.

Turtle in Florida
Image: picture-alliance/ZUMA/Palm Beach Post/L. Waters

Get to know Lonesome George, Esmeralda, Timothy the Tortoise, and a host of other turtles and tortoises around the world. From leatherback turtles to speckled padlopers and terrapins in between... Turtles are an endangered species.