This Turtle Is Crying Because He's Happy
This enormous (and yet, underweight) leatherback sea turtle got stranded in the right place at the right time. Rescued by IFAW and Mass. Audubon, rehabbed and released by the New England Aquarium, he's now on the move with a new lease on life. This could be only the third time in history for a successful leatherback sea turtle rescue and release! Here's how it went down:
Giant Pet Tortoises Will Make You Cooler
Dogs and cats are great, but perhaps it's time to step up your waning esoteric nature and raise a 100lb tortoise. Imagine the looks on the faces of the dog park regulars. [Editor's note: Removing wild tortoises from their homes is cruel and illegal. However, in some states -- such as Arizona, Utah, California, and Nevada -- abandoned tortoises who have been bred in captivity are in need of loving homes]
Lonesome George The Giant Tortoise Has Died Aged 100 - Watch Him In His Prime
Lonesome George became a symbol for the Galapagos Islands and environmental campaigners as the last of his species, but sadly the old timer passed away at the ripe old age of 100. This video, taken in 2009 shows George in his prime enjoying life on his island home.
Century-Long Tortoise Marriage Ends In Divorce
Bibi and Poldi have been together since they were young -- back in the 1890s -- but "they can't stand the sight of each other anymore." Bibi has attacked Poldi, biting a chunk out of his shell, and managers at the Austrian zoo where they live had no choice but to put them in separate enclosures.
Give This Photo Of A Baby Turtle To Someone You Love Today
Perhaps you are in a fight. Perhaps it is someone you haven't spoken to in a long time. Maybe you just started a new job and haven't had the time to talk. Whatever it is, send them a pic of this baby turtle and let them know that you still love them.