Christopher Pilny for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online In one of the more heart-warming animal videos of the year, a tortoise at the Taipei Zoo helped his habitat-mate get back on his/her feet. Somehow this restored our faith in humanity....
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Tortoises living on the Galapagos island of Española have made a dramatic recovery after their population had reached a low point of just 15 individuals.
Newport Aquarium announced Tuesday, Feb.
Officials with the Desert Tortoise Conservation Center outside of Las Vegas, Nevada say they are about to put down hundreds of tortoises because of a lack of funds.
Many people know the story of Lonesome George, the last of the Pinta Island Tortoises, yet what people do not realize is that the Galapagos Tortoise is just one of many species of Giant Tortoises
Lonesome George, a 100-year-old giant tortoise that once lived on the Galapagos Islands, is going to be preserved by the American Museum of Natural History in New York City.
The advocacy group American Tortoise Rescue (ATR) is celebrating their 13th annual World Turtle Day 2013 today.
Scientists using GPS technology and modern 3D acceleration measurements have mapped out the annual migration of the Galapagos giant tortoise.
At the time of his death, it appeared that Lonesome George was the last member of his species, but new research suggests that his breed of giant tortoises might live on after all.
The European Pond Terrapin (Emys orbicularis) also known as the European Pond Tortoise or European Pond Turtle, is a species of turtle found in southern and central Europe, West Asia and North Africa. It inhabits slow-flowing waters and nearby areas. It hibernates for up to seven months of the year at the bottom of the waterbed. Its shell is brown with a hint of green, and spotted yellow. Photo Copyright and Credit
Image Credit: Thinkstock.com The Red-footed tortoise, Geochelone carbonaria, known in Brazil as Jabuti, is a tortoise from South America. They live in tropical forests and grasslands in northern South America and some islands of the Caribbean. It draws its name from the red and orange scales visible on its limbs, as well as its head and tail. It is protected by CITES* as an endangered species. *CITES: Convention on International Trade of Endangered Species.
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