How to Celebrate World Turtle Day

If you have the chance, help turtles cross roads. Otherwise, avoid certain shrimp caught overseas (or maybe in LA) til shrimpers start really using turtle exclusion devices

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Armadillo contact (hunting) linked to 1 in 3 US leprosy cases

Nine-banded Armadillo (Dasypus novemcinctus)

About one-third of Americans who get leprosy can probably blame their contact with a coastal armadillo. Doctors linked their strain to the armadillo while other patients had overseas varieties. About half remembered armadillo contact, typically hunting and eating.

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Idiotic exotic pets in the news: attacking chimp, drugdealer serval, wandering monitor lizard & turtles

News today is full of the bad consequences of idiotic exotic pets, from the face-eating chimp to 10 soft-shelled warm weather turtles dumped in NJ. A drug dealer’s serval find a home at a CT museum. Monitor lizard stalks LA.

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How is the Money BP Pledged to Help Turtles Being Spent?

BP is funding recovery of the endangered sea turtles “I think the consensus in the turtle community is that there‚Äôs no harm keeping healthy animals safe. That was the emphasis of our request for funding. I think that was by far the most important thing in our mind,” says George.

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