Happy World Turtle Day!

Didn’t know that’s a thing? Unlike other made-up holidays — say, National Hug Your Boss Day — the occasion is both adorable and important.

Turtles are at risk all over the planet. For some species of turtles, life is so precarious that less than 0.1 percent will survive to adulthood. Turtles have an array of natural predators to worry about, as well as man-made hazards like cars. The lucky ones that manage to avoid humans and predators still risk getting trapped in or ingesting our garbage.