There’s Something You Need To Know About The Baby Turtles On Planet Earth 2


If you haven’t caught up on the final episode of Planet Earth II yet, first of all where have you been? And second of all, we’re here to warn you that you might need to mentally prepare yourself for one scene in particular.

Sunday night saw the last episode of the current BBC nature series, and it was filled with ALL the emotions. Focusing on ‘Cities’, David Attenborough schooled us on what goes on all around us in the natural world. Honestly, it’s mind-blowing.

We mean, who thought that pigeons – who plague us every darn day with the constant threat that they might poop on our freshly washed hair – had to be scared of a fish? SRSLY.

Anyway. There was one scene that honestly BROKE OUR HEARTS. We’re not exaggerating when we say that we hid our eyes for most of the segment.

Two words; baby turtles.


Yup. Somewhere in the world (Barbados, to be exact), poor little baby turtles are struggling to cope with our invention of artificial light.

Why? Well, they’re trying to make it to the water, using moonlight as their guide. But, a lot of the time, they’re actually shuffling their way across the sand in the direction of the city. Because, all of that light is pretty darn confusing if you’re that tiny and you can’t really see properly.

On this journey, the ickle turtles are faced with cars and metal grates. Things that, you know, aren’t typically found in nature.

Sadly, most of them don’t make it. Sad face.

The internet had a hard time coping with this news.

But we’re here to share the update that ALL IS NOT LOST.

Because the BBC have confirmed that ‘every turtle that was seen or filmed by the #PlanetEarth2 crew was collected and put back into the sea.’

We can’t help but remember that a camera crew won’t be there every day to save the little fellas. And despite the fact that the locals do all they can, many of the little critters still might not make it.

Really, the only option is to quit our jobs here in the UK and permanently move to the beach in Barbados to save them, right?