A land turtle is just what you might think of: it’s a small, colorful turtle that’s designed to help people in distress when they are stranded.
Land turtles are among a handful of animals that can be found in the United States, Canada and other countries.
Land turtle shelters can be a lifesaver for the animals, according to an animal welfare expert.
Land turtles are also known as “turtle people,” and they are used by people in desperate situations.
They are often the last of the land turtle species to be released into the wild.
According to the Land Turtle Conservancy, there are more than 20,000 land turtle rescue organizations across the United Kingdom.
Land Turtle Rescue UK’s chief executive, Joanna Smith, said the animals were found on a farm near Brighton in north-west England in December.
She said the turtle was found wandering around a pond and was rescued when someone called the animal rescue team.
“It was in great pain and it was a bit of a surprise to find it,” she told ABC News.
“But the turtles are such a part of the rural life of our countryside that they are a bit hard to get hold of.”
Land turtles were also found in France in June and July.
There are more then 60,000 people in the UK that have a land turtle and its owners are the only ones that can take them into their care.
The animals are a native of Madagascar and have been a part a traditional African lifestyle for generations.
Smith said the UK has seen an increase in the number of land turtle rescues in recent years.
“I think the number is growing because of the climate change we’re seeing in the north-east of England,” she said.
“It’s really important for us to see how we can get more land turtle land turtle shelters up and running in England.”
Land turtle rescue groups across the UK have been working with the land turtles since they were first rescued.
The UK Land Turtle Foundation also set up the Land turtle Rescue Group in April 2017.
The charity has since set up two land turtle-friendly shelter spaces in Brighton and in the Isle of Wight, which are set up by the Land Conservancy.
The Isle of West Lonsdale, which is part of Isle of Man, is also home to the Isle Land Turtle Society, which offers an extensive range of turtle-related activities for children and adults.
Smith told ABCNews.com that the land-turtle rescue community has been very supportive of the group.
“Land turtle people are the last hope for animals in need of rescue,” she explained.
The Land Turtle Project aims to save more than 100,000 turtles every year, from people stranded in the wild or lost to predators or disease,” said Smith. “
When you’re looking at a turtle on the ground and it’s the only option left, that’s the last thing that you think of.”
“The Land Turtle Project aims to save more than 100,000 turtles every year, from people stranded in the wild or lost to predators or disease,” said Smith.
“Their unique and loving relationship with humans is something that people from all walks of life can relate to.”