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Happy World Turtle Day! 13 Totally Tubular Turtles

Big, small, squatty, long... all in all pretty funny looking. We've gotta say, we're thankful for turtles! We've put together all the cutest turtle photos we can find as a grand gesture of appreciation for these rad reptilians.

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1. Aldabra giant tortoise

Tonya Laker/Citizen Image

SLOW AND STEADY: The Aldabra giant tortoise is a threatened species, although it also has a long history of conservation, dating as far back as Charles Darwin.

2. Hawksbill sea turtle

ZUMA Press

(Eretmochelys imbricata)

Range: Tropical oceans worldwide

Status: Critically endangered

Threats: Bycatch in fishing gear, boat strikes, oil spills, disturbance of eggs in nest

9. Alligator snapping turtle

ZUMA Press

(Macrochelys temminckii)

Range: Southern U.S.

Status: Vulnerable

Threats: Habitat loss, hunting for food, pet trade, bycatch in fishing gear

10. Kemp's Ridley sea turtle

U.S. National Ocean Service / Via Flickr: usoceangov

(Lepidochelys kempii)

Range: Western Atlantic Ocean, Gulf of Mexico

Status: Critically endangered

Threats: Bycatch in fishing gear, boat strikes, oil spills, disturbance of eggs in nest

13. Green sea turtle

ZUMA Press

(Chelonia mydas)

Range: Tropical and subtropical oceans worldwide

Status: Endangered

Threats: Bycatch in fishing gear, boat strikes, oil spills, disturbance of eggs in nest

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