On May 26 we celebrated the World Turtle Day. The festival was attended by young biologists of Mykolaiv Zoo, as well as by all interested visitors. The main goal of the event was to tell our young and adult visitors about the need to protect such interesting creatures as turtles. The animation program for kids and master classes, a contact zoo, where you could get acquainted with some kinds of turtles, a mini-lecture, as well as demonstrative feeding, were presented. Particular attention was paid to the only species of turtle fauna of Ukraine - fresh-water turtle.