Have you ever held a tiny little baby turtle? So tiny that they are just two days old and are so fragile that they haven’t even opened their eyes yet? Well, you can experience it at Bentota.
Sea Turtles Conservation Project
Bentota is a coastal town in Sri Lanka. It is located in the Galle district of the Southern province. The town has a nursery for sea turtle conservation project. The project ensures that the turtle eggs are collected from the sea beds, safely made to hatch within the nursery and the two days old turtles are released into the sea for survival.
There is an entry fee of 1000 Sri Lankan Rupees, paid at the entrance. This is used towards the turtles and their conservation.
The staff at the nursery do a great job and their main objective is to save the sea turtles that are in danger facing extinction. The nursery not only has the hatch-lings but also is a home for the rescued turtles.
The staff explains you in detail about the egg hatch-ling and how these turtles are let gone into the ocean. There is also an opportunity to go witness these beautiful turtles entering the ocean every alternate days.
Note: Please do your research and check for online reviews before going into any turtle conservation project Some of these are money minting organisations with little or no care towards the turtles or any animals.