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Leatherback turtles return to Thailand

Even though the pandemic has brought the stop the world, it has also allowed nature to revive and heal itself. In Phuket, Thailand many leatherback turtles have returned to lay their eggs after an absence since 2017.



These ancient leatherback turtles are the largest in the world, both for fresh water and sea water. What make them so unique is their leather shells and the pattern that looks like starfruit.


Phuket and Phang Nga are the ideal places for them to lay eggs especially when the tourists were away. On the morning of new year 2021, one of the leatherback mothers went ashore to lay her eggs on Kata Beach, one of the most popular beaches in Phuket. The number of nests continues to grow from 13 last year to 18 this year.


After the world return to its normal stage, Thailand will continue to work on green tourism and welcome travellers to the nature and the beauty that the country has to offer.