May 23rd is the World Turtle Day, shellebrated since year 2000, and its goal is to bring attention to, and increase knowledge of and respect for, turtles and tortoises, and encourage human action to help them survive and thrive.

Nowadays, there are more than 300 different species of turtles and tortoises in the world, and more than half of those are in endangered, threatened or vulnerable status. Here you have a list with some of these turtles and tortoises that we need to care so they won't disappear, all of them beautiful in their own way.

More info: worldturtleday.org

#1 Assam Roofed Turtle

Assam Roofed Turtle

Indraneil Das Report

Emily Black 1 year ago

He wants to be a shark!

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#2 Angonoka Tortoise

Angonoka Tortoise

Getty Images Report

Rosa Kim 1 year ago

FIGHT. ME.

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#3 Kemp's Ridley Sea Turtle

Kemp's Ridley Sea Turtle

NPS Report

Rosa Kim 1 year ago

these smol twoddles make me squeal with joy because they are SHO COOTE!!

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#4 Spiny Turtle

Spiny Turtle

Aristoheliam Report

Burcu Erbakan 1 year ago

mini pet dragon

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#5 Cantor's Giant Softshell Turtle

Cantor's Giant Softshell Turtle

Report

Lazy_Potato 1 year ago

He went full derp

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#6 Black-breasted Leaf Turtle

Black-breasted Leaf Turtle

leafturtles Report

Rosa Kim 1 year ago

both the mother and the child look horrified, probably at humanity

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#7 Euphrates Softshell Turtle

Euphrates Softshell Turtle

Mehmet Zülfü Yıldız Report

Rosa Kim 1 year ago

when you're silently judging someone

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#8 Sulawesi Forest Turtle

Sulawesi Forest Turtle

Turtlesurvival Report

Yulius Susanto 1 year ago

Celebes

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#9 Burmese Peacock Softshell Turtle

Burmese Peacock Softshell Turtle

Sinammonite Report

Rosa Kim 1 year ago

that pancake looks delicious

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#10 Western Swamp Turtle

Western Swamp Turtle

Gerald Kuchling Report

Rosa Kim 1 year ago

me in the hunt for food

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#11 Alabama Red-bellied Cooter

Alabama Red-bellied Cooter

Report

Sierra Hall 1 year ago

I just like the name lol!

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#12 Mccord's Snakeneck Turtle

Mccord's Snakeneck Turtle

wikimedia Report

Galeanthropy2017 1 year ago

Why hello there!

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#13 Hawksbill Sea Turtle

Hawksbill Sea Turtle

National Geographic Report

N.m 1 year ago

Looks like a selfie

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#14 Bostami Turtle

Bostami Turtle

TheDailyStar Report

Rosa Kim 1 year ago

this is a turtle?!

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#15 Four-eyed Turtle

Four-eyed Turtle

Wikimedia Report

Eirik Guttulsrud 1 year ago

Shouldn't it be called Six-Eyed Turtle ^^? Just saying...

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#16 Big-headed Turtle

Big-headed Turtle

Report

Shauday Smith 1 year ago

reminds me of that turtle from The Never Ending Story

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#17 Coahuilan Box Turtle

Coahuilan Box Turtle

National Geographic Report

Rosa Kim 1 year ago

harro there hoomin

#18 Red-crowned Roofed Turtle

Red-crowned Roofed Turtle

https://twitter.com/briandhorne Report

Rosa Kim 1 year ago

WHAAAATTT?!?1

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#19 Maranhão Slider

Maranhão Slider

Animalia Report

Rosa Kim 1 year ago

slidin into those dms ;)

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#20 Japanese Coin Turtle

Japanese Coin Turtle

James H. Hardy Report

#21 Yangtze Giant Softshell Turtle

Yangtze Giant Softshell Turtle

Tim McCormack Report

Rosa Kim 1 year ago

after eating a family size bag of lays, two packs of double stuf oreos, and a liter of dr pepper

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#22 Malaysian Giant Turtle Or Bornean River Turtle

Malaysian Giant Turtle Or Bornean River Turtle

Thomas T. Report

Nancy E 1 year ago

This is an old guy!

#23 Flat-backed Spider Tortoise

Flat-backed Spider Tortoise

Wikimedia Report

Kawaii Lemon 1 year ago

Spider tortoise, spider tortoise doing wut spider tortoise doz

#24 Beal's Eyed Turtle

Beal's Eyed Turtle

Zoohonda Report

#25 Red-necked Pond Turtle

Red-necked Pond Turtle

Bill Hughes Report

Rosa Kim 1 year ago

this little bean is as dark and small as my soul

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#26 Yellow Pond Turtle

Yellow Pond Turtle

Report

Rosa Kim 1 year ago

when I see people

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#27 Hoge's Side-necked Turtle

Hoge's Side-necked Turtle

Rodrigo Simoes Report

Ricky Couture 1 year ago

I think some guy named Hoge just dropped a turtle and didn't want to own up to it.

#28 Asian Forest Tortoise

Asian Forest Tortoise

Wikimedia Report

Malak Ahmed 1 year ago

Yo, where my gun at?!

#29 Forsten's Tortoise

Forsten's Tortoise

Bill Hughes Report

Socially Awkward 1 year ago

I feel like it's judging me

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#30 Pearl River Map Turtle

Pearl River Map Turtle

Paul Vander Schouw Report

#31 Philippine Forest Turtle

Philippine Forest Turtle

Pierre Fidenci Report

#32 Cuatro Ciénegas Slider

Cuatro Ciénegas Slider

Benjamin_o Report

#33 Chinese Stripe-necked Turtle

Chinese Stripe-necked Turtle

Jungledragon Report

#34 Cane Turtle

Cane Turtle

Shankar Raman Report

#35 Yellow Tortoise

Yellow Tortoise

turtlesurvival Report

#36 Wattle-necked Softshell Turtle

Wattle-necked Softshell Turtle

saolablog Report

Nancy E 1 year ago

Another strange looking turtle

#37 Annam Leaf Turtle

Annam Leaf Turtle

Species On The Brink Report

#38 Arakan Forest Turtle

Arakan Forest Turtle

Sinammonite Report

Shauday Smith 1 year ago

whatta y-arakan?

#39 Flatened Musk Turtle

Flatened Musk Turtle

Kenneth P. Wray Report

#40 Magdalena River Turtle

Magdalena River Turtle

Wiki Colombia Report