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05/23/2014 09:46 AM EDT

Happy World Turtle Day! Meet the bog turtle. It is one of the smallest, rarest turtles in North America. Cherry Valley National Wildlife Refuge in Pennsylvania was established in part to protect the federally threatened bog turtle, which can be found in wetlands throughout the valley. Due to their listed status, refuge public use areas are located away from sensitive bog turtle habitats. 

See what the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is doing to protect this little one and its bog wetland habitat:

Photo: usfws