National Marine Park

The National Marine Park of Zakynthos founded in 1999, is a national park located in Laganas bay, in Zakynthos island, Greece. The park is the habitat of the loggerhead sea turtle Caretta Caretta. It is the first national park for the protection of the sea turtles in the Mediterranean. The feeding of sea turtles with fruit and vegetables is the biggest threat. Giving the sea turtles unsuitable food makes them aggressive. So the National Marine Park is a protected area for them and not a zoo to feed or even touch them. In addition to turtles the park protects also seals, birds, frogs, iguanas, water snakes and mammals.

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