FRESNO, Calif. (KFSN) -- Wednesday is World Turtle Day.
The Fresno Chaffee Zoo hosted a local celebration.
Visitors were able to meet several of the zoo's turtle ambassadors and learn all about these reptiles.
It's a special day created for an important cause.
Turtles and tortoises across the world are threatened by habitat loss, plastic in the ocean, and poaching.
To find out what you can do to help, go to the World Turtle Day website.