We visited a turtle rescue center in Cuc Phuong National Park, Vietnam. The turtle rescue center helps turtles that are captured from the illegal wildlife trade. They also try to preserve species that are endangered. A woman named Sarah gave us a tour and we saw turtles and she taught us about them. We saw a turtle that was a baby box turtle. There are many kinds of box turtles in the world. Box turtles are found in Asia and North America, but there are different species in the two continents.
|Sarah Wahl gave us a tour of the turtle rescue center|
|A young box turtle|
|Under side of a box turtle - look for the hinge, it is just above the thumb and goes straight across the shell|
We visited another turtle center in Cambodia on the way to a homestay near Kratie. I got to hold a box turtle there.
|Me holding a baby box turtle in Cambodia|
Here's a good site for more information on box turtles: