Turtle Power on a Monday

While on a road trip in Malaysia we  brought the kids to visit the Turtle Reserve Sanctuary to see how turtles are being hatched and conserved.

Sign on the beach
Sign on the beach

The kids got a chance to learn first hand about the life cycle of a turtle and how it moves through from one stage to another.

Life cycle of a turtle
Life cycle of a turtle

The kids were amazed at how small the eggs were and that it could grew into a really gigantic turtle when fully grown.

Hatchlings swimming in a pool
Hatchlings swimming in a pool

The kids were also captivated by these newly hatched turtles which were swimming in a pool. For a small fee we could release them back into the wild and see them make their way from the beach to the sea. We decided to pass on the offer as we felt that the turtles had a better rate of survival if they stayed longer in the sanctuary.

 

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This week the theme is the best song of the year for 2012. I found it fitting to showcase the kids favourite song- Gangnam Style.

 

6 thoughts on “Turtle Power on a Monday”

  1. The hotel I used to work at also had this program called Turtle Release. They have small sanctuary for the offsprings to rest a bit after the hatching time before going back to the sea. Actually the soonest they go to the ocean is better. If we wait longer to release them they are likely not going to survive easily because they will get very lazy and will be struggling to swim their way back to the ocean.
    I am glad to learn that your children got to see the turtles. It must be a wonderful experience indeed!

  2. I’m with you on keeping the turtles there longer to help their chances of survival. I live in an area with Desert Tortoises, and I hate it when I see the babies getting eaten by the ravens. Cool music video! Happy New Year!!

  3. As always, it’s nice to have you join 4M. The turtle conservation seems like an interesting place for kids & adults alike to visit. Thanks for sharing your latest pictorial of your family outing!

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