Category: wildlife

Hello shell friends! Today is Giving Tuesday, …

Hello shell friends! Today is Giving Tuesday, a day dedicated to giving back to all the incredible charities that make our world a better place. We are here to remind everyone not to forget the turtles, torts and the many incredible organizations that help shell friends survive!

Here is a list of some of these organizations to consider donating your time or money if you’re able.  Each of these organizations has done incredible things for turtles and tortoises everywhere.

Let’s give the #turtpocalypse a helping hand!

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scatts:Found an hungry desert tortoise on my h…

scatts:

Found an hungry desert tortoise on my hike today, it was munching away on grasses unbothered by my presence. First time I’ve seen one.

you witnessed glory in its natural habitat!

dragonshadow:Itty bitty tortoise baby. His she…

dragonshadow:

Itty bitty tortoise baby. His shell length was only 38 millimeters long. I used my Aggie ring for scale. #thetortoisearecoming #tortoise #mojavedesert #wildlifephotography #iphonography #aggiering #spring #babyanimals #thedesertisbeautifultoo

so much world for you to dominate, little one. rest up!

Happy Turtle Tuesday! The Ryukyu Black-breasted Leaf Turtle…

Happy Turtle Tuesday! The Ryukyu Black-breasted Leaf Turtle (Geoemyda japonica) is a  species of turtle endemic to the Ryukyu Islands in Japan. And was designated a National Natural Monument of Japan in 1975. We breed this rare and endangered species at our conservation center to ensure its preservation. 

Happy Turtle Tuesday! The Ryukyu Black-breaste…

Happy Turtle Tuesday! The Ryukyu Black-breasted Leaf Turtle (Geoemyda japonica) is a  species of turtle endemic to the Ryukyu Islands in Japan. And was designated a National Natural Monument of Japan in 1975. We breed this rare and endangered species at our conservation center to ensure its preservation. 

The Critically Endangered Madagascar Big-headed Turtle…

The Critically Endangered Madagascar Big-headed Turtle (Erymnochelys madagascariensis) is the 15th most endangered turtle species in the world. Like many of Madagascar’s species they fall victim to habitat destruction, local consumption, and illegal export.

The Critically Endangered Madagascar Big-heade…

The Critically Endangered Madagascar Big-headed Turtle (Erymnochelys madagascariensis) is the 15th most endangered turtle species in the world. Like many of Madagascar’s species they fall victim to habitat destruction, local consumption, and illegal export.