Clever Pancake Tortoise
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.
Spots vs. Stripes
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)
Lonely Tortoise Finds Love With Plastic Toy
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.