• Saving Sea Turtles

    One year ago - By Minnesota Zoo

    Mid-winter in Minnesota might have you longing for a sunny tropical beach, with palm trees swaying overhead and waves gently lapping at your feet. While these beaches serve as the subjects of our cold weather daydreams, they also often provide important nesting sites for sea turtles. Globally, there are 7 species of sea turtles, with 6 species found in the Atlantic Ocean and the Caribbean Sea. The Minnesota Zoo currently provides a home to two sea turtles- a Kemp's ridley and a green turtle - that were rescued after being struck by boats and are unable to be released into the wild. Sea...
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  • Family Fun February - Sea Turtles

    Family Fun February - Sea Turtles

    One year ago - By Minnesota Zoo

    Sea Turtles The Minnesota Zoo has two species of sea turtles - the Atlantic Ridley Sea Turtle Lepidochelys kempii, which is critically endangered, and the Green Sea Turtle Chelonia mydas, which is listed as a vulnerably threatened species. Where They Live:
    Atlantic Ridley sea turtles live along the coast of the Gulf of Mexico, the Florida coast, and up the Atlantic coast of the United States and the Canadian Maritime Provinces. Green sea turtles live in tropical waters of the Atlantic, Pacific, and Indian Oceans. What They Eat:
    Atlantic Ridley sea turtles are omnivores and eat crustaceans...
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