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Walt Disney World Guests can Celebrate World Turtle Day on May 20 at Animal Kingdom and Epcot

16 May 2014 No Comment

turtleDisney’s Animal Kingdom and The Seas with Nemo & Friends at Epcot are set to celebrate World Turtle Day on May 20.

At Rafiki’s Planet Watch guests might have a chance to see a turtle getting a veterinary exam and they can try on a replica of a turtle shell in addition to learning about the turtles and tortoises that call Animal Kingdom home.

Cast members at the Animal Kingdom will also be discussing how they help the turtles and tortoises found on the conservation land at the Walt Disney World Resort.

In Epcot at The Seas with Nemo & Friends kids will have a chance to climb in a full-size model of a device used on fishing boats to prevent sea turtles from getting caught in nets.

Guests visiting Conservation Station at the Animal Kingdom, The Seas with Nemo & Friends, and Disney’s Vero Beach Resort can adopt a sea turtle nest beginning on World Turtle Day. Guests who choose to adopt a nest will receive an adoption certificate with the date of adoption, the date the nest was laid, the species of sea turtle, and the nest numbers so they can track it online.

The turtle nests can be adopted started May 20 through the end of nesting season. Guests will also receive a Squirt keychain and a Disney Worldwide Conservation Fund hero button. To date, Disney guests have adopted nearly 700 turtle nests, and since 1995 the DWCF has contributed more than $1.2 million to sea turtle conservation.


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