Lewis visits a turtle conservation project

When Lewis the Lion was staying at Juara Beach in Tioman, he discovered that there was a special Turtle Conservation Project which had been set up there. The turtle project’s main objective is to stop human interference through education and actively protecting turtle eggs. Lewis the Lion certainly learnt a lot there and he he was shocked to find out how the beautiful sea turtle may not even be around for the next generations to enjoy and appreciate. They are an animal at risk of extinction in many parts of the world. Lewis the Lion thinks that this would be a tragic loss for all mankind and the ecosystem as a whole. He therefore paid special attention to some of the measures that can be taken to save the sea turtles as you will see in his photo gallery below.

At the Turtle Project, he met a special blind turtle called Jo. When he got up close, he just couldn’t believe what a beautiful creature it was. (Take a look at his photo gallery below and see what you think!).

While he was there, the Turtle Project Manager, Charlie, gave Lewis the Lion some top cool facts on turtles:

*They’ve been on the earth since the time of the dinosaurs

*They eat jellyfish and seagrass

*They can hold their breath for 45 minutes

*Turtles have their own built in compass e.g. They know where they are due to the earth’s magnetic fields

*They’ve got a molecule of metal in their brain so they can travel for thousand of miles in the ocean and then find their way back home

*The best way to help save the sea turtles is to leave them alone to live naturally

Here is Lewis the Lion’s photo gallery where there is more information about how we can protect the sea turtles from extinction:

Design your own poster to encourage people to save the sea turtle from extinction. Lewis the Lion would love to see them afterwards. Why don’t you send him a photo of it and he can send it to the Turtle Project in Juara Beach!

About Helen Molloy

Helen Molloy has been a Primary Learning and Teaching Consultant, leading on the introduction of Primary Languages in the City of Stoke-on-Trent for the past 5 and a half years. She is passionate about language learning and inspiring children into developing a curiosity and awareness of other people's languages and cultures.
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