Some things just seem to go together: peanut butter & jelly, Mickey & Minnie, and of course Kermit and Miss Piggy. Hear from our favorite Muppet couple as they share with us the “Tour de Turtles.”
A Word From Our Guest Stars
Miss Piggy is so excited to be honored in an International Race Around the World: “Le Tour de Turtles.” Well, she was honored until Kermit explains that this is really the “Tour of the Turtles.” That’s right some of their “swamp friends” will be tracked during this migration marathon.
Meet Kermit & Miss Piggy
The turtle named Kermit is Disney’s first green sea turtle in the “Tour de Turtles.” He is sponsored by Disney Conservation.
Kermit will be swimming to raise awareness about the dangers of artificial light to nesting beaches. These artifice lights can confuse hatching sea turtles and effect the conditions of the nesting mother turtles.
Miss Piggy is a loggerhead sea turtle and she appears to have a hint of pink to her. We think Miss Piggy would definitely approve of this adorable “swamp friend.” Miss Piggy is sponsored by the Disney Cruise Line.
She swims to encourage all of us to keep our waterways clean and reduce plastic waste. Disney Cruise Line has worked diligently to reduce plastic waste by eliminating plastic drinking straws, cutlery, stirrers, shopping bags, and even condiment packets from their ships and at Castaway Cay.
Watch as Kermit & Miss Piggy start this great migration as they announce for the turtles to “Start their flippers.”
Follow Kermit & Miss Piggy
The “Tour de Turtles” is truly “a marathon and not a sprint.” This race started with Kermit Miss Piggy, and 13 other competitors on August 1st.
You can check their progress HERE and follow them for the next 88 days.
You can follow Kermit, Miss Piggy, and their Friends for the next 88 days.
Each sea turtle wears a satellite transmitter that will help researchers learn during the “Tour de Turtles” how to protect their habitats and identity where they travel.
Over 18,000 sea turtles nests have been laid at Disney’s Vero Beach Resort. Last year, Vero Beach reached a milestone with the 1 millionth sea turtle hatchling being born.
last year Vero beach celebrated the 1 millionth sea turtle hatchling.
This is such a great program to help us learn to protect and conserve the beautiful sea turtles. Who do you think will win? Will you be following Kermit and Miss Piggy? Share your thoughts with us on our Facebook Page.