Wednesday Creature Feature ~ May 30, 2018

Defenders of Wildlife ~ Sea Turtles

Did you know that sea turtles eat jellyfish, seaweed, crabs, shrimp, sponges, snails, and many more subspecies? Well they do! Sea turtles are actually very interesting and diverse creatures.

Did You Know?

Green sea turtles can stay under water for as long as five hours even though the length of a feeding dive is usually five minutes or less. Their heart rate slows to conserve oxygen: nine minutes may elapse between heartbeats.

To learn more about sea turtles and the work of Defenders of Wildlife, click here!

Red Wolfs! 

One of the many fights that Defenders of Wildlife are working towards are banning night hunting of coyotes. How does this relate to Red Wolfs in North Carolina? The North Carolina Wildlife Resources Commission (NCWRC) proposed that there could be a 24 hour hunting of coyotes in a Red Wolf recovery area. When there is night hunting it is often led to the misidentification and killing of these Red Wolfs! If that was not bad enough, there are fewer than 200 wolfs left in the wild!

To learn more about how to help these endangered species and how to even adopt one, click here!

Happy Ending for Dogs Rescued from Meat Festival!

HSI traveled to Gyeonggi-do province, South Korea, to shut down a dog meat farm and save more than 80 dogs from slaughter. Our team is working with these dogs at our temporary facility in Canada so that they can be placed for adoption into the loving homes they deserve.







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Editor ~ Chelsea Dugger

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