Long story short, we’re pretty new around here.
Do you like belugas and goats but don’t know anything about the pudu or goral? It’s OK — you will soon enough.
Now that’s one good looking reptile. Via AlsBoy.
In this closeup is an adorable group of baby veiled chameleons. Along with the six upfront you can also see more lurking in the background!
This photo is priceless.
Actually, turtles are just surprisingly good at climbing. FYI, these little sliders are at a pet store in Malaysia. It’s illegal to sell turtles this size in the United States. Watch Video ›
Tortoises typically have domed shells, but Pancake Tortoises are flat like their namesakes. If a tortoise is flipped on its back, it can use the curvature of its shell to rock back and forth and right itself. Pancake Tortoises (such as the wall-climbing fellow in this video) need to think things through a bit more. Watch Video ›
Do you know how hard it is to find a costume for a turtle? I need ideas, people. And I need to know where this tortoise got his outfit. Watch Video ›
The lake is so peaceful. View Image ›
A group of turtles is called a “bale.” Please view the video for a rather absurd demonstration of a bale of turtles. Watch Video ›
A 250 pound tortoise tries to squeeze through a door meant for a Chihuahua. You have to give him credit for trying. Watch Video ›
Cadbury recently released an awesome new advertisement for the London 2012 Olympics. It’s called Spots vs. Stripes, and I guess it’s their take on deep-sea gaming. You can even sign up to support a team! I’m totally with Spots, because they’ve got a sea turtle on their side. (via tortoiseblog) Watch Video ›
This is a totally inappropriate use of a turtle. This is also why I hate decorative taxidermy. [Also, taxidermy warning. Seriously, don’t click if you can’t stomach taxidermy.] View Image ›
When a thirsty cat is thirsty, any water will do. Watch Video ›
I don’t know about you, but it’s HOT where I am. This tortoise totally has the right idea. Watch Video ›
I can’t help but feel a little jipped, all I got was a lousy goldfish. Watch Video ›
I’m not really sure that a tortoise and a plastic bag are strictly opposites, but I bet you’ll agree that they’re nothing alike. Also, I’m now convinced that tortoises aren’t especially picky about their romantic partners. Watch Video ›
Somewhere in Japan there is a tortoise that wears a pair of black and red boots. And that’s all you really need to know. Watch Video ›
Timmy the tortoise is a 60 year old resident of the Tortoise Garden, which cares for unwanted and abandoned tortoises. Timmy was feeling a bit lonely after some of the other tortoises started to bully him, but perked up after the sanctuary owners gave him a plastic tortoise named Tanya. Timmy nuzzles Tanya, brings her food, and plays with her every day. It’s awfully cute. You can read more about Timmy and Tanya here. Watch Video ›
When turtles flirt, they flicker their claws at the object of their affection. Pinky the Red Eared Slider is only a year old, but she’s already fallen in love and started to flicker. The problem is that she’s in love with an earphone jack. Oops. Watch Video ›
It’s only a remote controlled Ferrari, but the turtle still manages to keep up. Watch Video ›
Sometimes my snapping turtle invites his friends over without telling me first. View Image ›
Would you like to be both hip and a reptile-owner? View Image ›
Henry, a tuatara at the Southland Museum and Art Gallery in New Zealand, has become a proud papa at 111.