#NametheTurtle Competition

  • Posted: Mar 18, 2016

Our Green Turtle’s case will be renovated soon and it needs a name to go with its shiny, new case!

Please name our (female) Turtle and stand a chance to win an exclusive behind-the-scenes tour at the Iziko South African Museum for you and 5 friends!

How to enter:
Like our Facebook page /IzikoMuseums.
Find the Green Turtle post, and tag her with a cool name in the comments.

The new name and winner of the tour will be announced on Wednesday, 4 May 2016.

Range:
Tropical and temperate seas worldwide
One of the places it nests is on the east coast of South Africa

Species Status:
Endangered

Cool Fact:
Largest hard shelled marine turtles, growing up to 1.5m long and weighing 300kg!

Favorite Foods:
Sea grass, mangrove roots and leaves.

Did you know Green Turtles are the only adult marine turtles that feed exclusively on plants.
Because they don’t eat toxic plankton, they are the main turtle hunted commercially for human consumption.
Their eggs are also harvested from nesting beaches.


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