Burmese star tortoises are making a comeback from a total wipeout. They were wanted as pets in Europe, Asia, and the U.S, and this almost led to mass extinction. They were barely saved by the Wildlife Conservation Society. In 2004, there were less than 200. Slowly, they are reproducing in areas that the people hunting them can’t reach them in. Now, there are more than 14,000.
This is important because if the illegal smugglers and thieves reach the Burmese tortoises, in a few years they will be extinct. This article attracted me with its pictures, and once I started reading, I realized that if someone doesn’t do something, Burmese tortoises will be gone, once and for all, pushed to the point of extinction by smugglers and thieves.
By Abigail 4L