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Thursday, January 24, 2013

Segari Turtle Sanctuary; Pantai Remis

If you live in West Malaysia, you don't necessarily need to go to Terengganu beach to see turtles. You may visit to Segari Turtle Sanctuary (Pusat Konservasi dan Penerangan Penyu) which is located just a couple of miles from the town of Pantai Remis in the state of Perak. 

It's sight-seeing place in which you could see several types of turtles and obtain information about the turtles that are being bred in the turtle exhibition centre. 

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' I am climbing to your shell, don't move'...
'Yeah, I am successful'

The soft shells of the turtles do look like watermelon; don't you think so?
The large turtle in the pond which attracted many visitors capturing it.
The soft shell of the turtle hatch-lings is dark in colour.




The conserved turtle which was placed in the information center.
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The turtle hatchery was not accessible to visitors, perhaps they are afraid of turtle eggs been eaten or stolen. The turtle can hatch about 50 to 100 eggs, however only few eggs could be successfully hatched into baby turtles. There are only very few of those young turtles are survived as they are preyed by crabs, seagulls, and sharks in the sea. Besides that, the worst predators; human are targeting the turtle eggs.

By the way, an interesting fact: Turtle's sex is determined by the ambient temperature during the hatching process. Segari Turtle Sanctuary is worth to be visited. It's not only enhancing our knowledge about turtles but also the importance of conserve these going-to-be extinct reptile.


Visiting Hours:
Monday to Sunday : 10.00 a.m. to 12.30 p.m. and 2.00 p.m. to 5.00 p.m.
Entrance Fees: FREE!

CONSERVE THE ENDANGERED SPECIES
REDUCE POLLUTION and APPRECIATE THE MOTHER OF NATURE