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Ladies, if you're thinking about throwing out that old bra -- donate it to Carolina Waterfowl Rescue instead! Your old bra might just save a life -- a turtle's life. The Carolina Waterfowl Rescue is after bra clasps, in particular, as they can be grafted onto the turtles shells that have been injured in boating or auto accidents. Rescue worker Keenan Freitas told WYMT, "It's just these little ingenious things that people have created in the past, that we can use today to help animals out," . "You basically wire the shell back together. They're helping a turtle. Who wouldn't want to help a turtle?" When the turtles have been healed, the clasps are then removed and the animals are returned back into the wild -- good as new!  

 Bras can be sent to Carolina Waterfowl Rescue at P.O. Box 1484, Indian Trail, NC 28079.

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A Luxury Hotel In The Maldives Is Hiring An Intern To Look After Turtles In Its Rescue Centre

Who said the perfect job doesn't exist? This might be one of the best summer internship opportunities you'll come across.

This luxury hotel in the Maldives is running a marine turtle rescue centre and is currently looking to hire an intern for two weeks in August to look after the turtles along with their veterinary experts. The list of duties includes feeding the turtles, cleaning their tanks, attending turtle rescue missions, providing information to guests and posting about the experience on Instagram. And if that's not enough, the lucky candidate will have all their expenses covered including flights, accommodation and food. 




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Conservationist, entomologist and television host Phil Torres of Jungle Diaries, who spent two years in the Peruvian Amazon, captured on video the remarkable sight of flocks of colorful butterflies swarming around the faces of turtles, truly looking as if they were animated characters out of a Disney film. As it turns out, these lepidopteran insects were drinking the tears of the turtles as a means to get the sodium and other minerals needed to regulate their metabolism, boost their reproduction and ensure their survival. Nature is beautiful! 

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It's Turtle Day So Here Are Some Adorable Turtles Stealing The Show On Snapchat

We hear in them about parables of being slow and plodding, steady and methodical, and occasionally obsessed with Ninjitsu, news reporters, and pizza. We are, of course, talking about Turtles! World Turtle Day celebrates these noble reptiles and their place in the world and encourages people to take action to help protect them, both the common pet turtle and the ever endangered sea turtle. 

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1,529 Exotic Turtles And Tortoises Were Found Trying To Be Smuggled Into The Philippines

1,529 different species of turtles and tortoises, including Star Tortoises, Redfoot Tortoises, Sulcata Tortoises, and Red-eared Slider turtles, were trying to be smuggled into the Philippines' main airport, this past Sunday. The passenger carrying the animals from a flight from Hong Kong, said to a Filipino national, abandoned the exotic animals in four items of luggage that have since been intercepted by authorities.

Miraculously, all of the animals were found to be alive and believed to be worth around $86,000, according to the Bureau of Customs at Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA).

In their announcement, the Bureau of Customs NAIA released a series of photos of the smuggled turtles, some of which had been bound in duct tape. The animals have now been turned over to to the Wildlife Traffic Monitoring Unit of the Philippines Department on Natural Resources, the Bureau of Customs PH said.

Story originally found on abc.news.

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These Two City Turtles Are Having The Best Time Of Their Life In NY

Squishy and Rosy are a pair of red-eared slider turtles whose adventures in New York keep Instagram fans hooked. We just love them! 

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The 2018 Autumn/ Winter Tortoise Fashion Collection Is Here And It's Soooo Cute!

On her etsy page, Katie Bradley writes: "Rescuing tortoises is an accidental hobby that has blossomed alongside being a wife, mother, friend, geek, and artist". Her hobby gave her a brilliant idea and she started crocheting winter collection for pet turtles. She currently has seven tortoises: 4 Russian tortoises (testudo horsfieldii) and 1 Greek tortoise (testudo gracea), and she's also fostering an additional Greek tortoise for the International Reptile Rescue. Feel free to stop by her tortoise blog: www.tortaddiction.blogspot.com. Here are the new items for the upcoming winter. 



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16 Funny Turtle Memes That Will Make You LOL

Some people find them ugly, some find them cute. We personally find the hard-shelled stars of these memes to be hilarious.

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It's World Turtle Day And Fans Are Taking Over Twitter

Fans of turtles all over the world are celebrating World Turtle Day! And what better way than to also grab and highlight the increasing importance of not only raising awareness and understanding of the turtle species but also about reducing plastic waste in order for them to survive and strive! 

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Tortoises Strike a Pose for the New Sweater Winter Collection

Winter is just around the corner, and you know what that means, IT'S SWEATER WEATHER! And we aren't the only ones that are going to live it up in layers this year! Tortoises are going all out and have made it known that just because they have a shell, doesn't mean they don't like fashion! 

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Adorable Photos Show Cats and Turtles Are Best Friends (12 Pics)

You would think that a cats best friend would be their owner! The ones that give them endless love and devotion... but alas, they are actually turtles. Want proof? Well, here are the pictures that say a thousand words! 

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