Except for swimming with the giant turtles in Maui, I haven't seen a turtle in the wild since I was a kid. So when I came upon this Yellow Mud turtle today, I was very surprised and very excited. I didn't know wild turtles were in the city. I thought they'd be in rural swamps and small creeks. (Click here to read 3-23-10 blog on TURTLE FACTS.)
I read where these turtles don't normally come out of hibernation until April. Today might even be his first day awake in months! If I'm mistaken about the identity of this breed, feel free to correct me. Wikipedia has this on Yellow Mud Turtles.
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I visited the Tiger Temple in Thailand & later found out it is under investigation for tiger trafficking and animal abuse. Read full story. In 2015 it was raided. More than 100 tigers and protected bird species in Wat Pa Luang Ta Bua, popularly known as the Tiger Temple in Kanchanaburi province were impounded by authorities following complaints that the temple was alleged to engage in illegal wildlife trading.
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