9 minutes ago
Don't buy turtles in pet shops. Prefer to interact with them in public lakes or in the wild, without causing them negative impact.
Usually, the ones sold in Portugal are exotic and can grow more than people want.
What happens next?
People throw away in local lakes or riversides, creating a big impact on the environment.
🐢they are exotic so they can die in a none controlled environment;
🐢in the opposite, they can be very aggressive in looking for food and room, competing with the local wildlife;
🐢they can be hosts of contagious diseases, lethal to the local wildlife.
🐢They are happier in wildlife.
So if you or your son/daughter love #turtles, go outside to see them. They are in various public lakes.
We found those just close by our home! at Parque Urbano Da Quinta De Rana