In his 60s, Dr. Peter Pritchard is still living his childhood dream. Time magazine calls him a “Hero for the Planet.” He’s been named Floridian of the year. And if turtles could vote, he’d be named the greatest man who ever lived.
We’re saddened to learn our friend Dr. Peter Prichard, one of the world’s top experts on turtles and tortoises, has passed away at the age of 76. We had the great honor of touring his world-acclaimed Chelonian Research Institute a few years back. Get to know the man Time magazine dubbed “A Hero of the Planet” and see how his childhood ambition to study, protect and celebrate turtles and tortoises led to a life he never could have imagined.