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Disabled German tortoise is on a roll with new Lego wheel (video)

Achern - Schildi the tortoise was found recently in Germany, possibly abandoned by his owners and shy one leg. Now vets have fixed him up and have fitted a Lego wheel to help him get around.
In the Media by Anne Sewell - 1 comment

Missing tortoise found in elevator at Iowa museum

Dubuque - An 18-pound African leopard tortoise went missing from the National Mississippi River Museum and Aquarium in Dubuque, Iowa. She was found in an elevator a couple of days later.
In the Media by Anne Sewell - 2 comments

Family finds missing pet tortoise, was locked in storage 30 years

Rio De Janeiro - Over 30 years ago a family in Brazil lost their pet tortoise. In an amazing discovery, the reptile was found in a storage room, and was still alive.
In the Media by Leigh Goessl - 4 comments

Post-Mortem of famous tortoise Lonesome George

Guayaquil - The famous Pinta Island tortoise (Chelonoidis abingdoni) known to the international nature community and all environmentalists as "Lonesome George" died on Sunday, under unknown circumstances.
In the Media by Jack Goldenberg

Turtle pair 'divorce' after 115 years together

Klagenfurt - A pair of giant turtles that have spent over a century together are now calling it splits. The duo recently have separated after a staggering 115 years of togetherness.
In the Media by Leigh Goessl - 6 comments

Greece springs into bloom Special

Inspired by Digital Journal's photo essays of Spain and Washington in full spring bloom, it is time to showcase Greece in her spring glory.
Digital Journal Report by Katerina Nikolas - 8 comments

Amputee tortoise receives prosthetic wheel

Pullman - A 12-year old African spur-thigh tortoise who required an amputation of his front leg due to an injury has got a new lease on life now that veterinarians have provided him with a prosthetic device to increase his mobility and improve his quality of life.
In the Media by Kim I. Hartman - 3 comments

Over 1,000 tortoises a week being illegally traded in Madagascar

Environmental crimes are booming in a Madagascar, plunged in political chaos. Ten or more carts filled with around 100 terrestrial tortoises each are leaving the Mahafaly Plateau in south Madagascar every week, a WWF survey has found.
In the Media by Subir Ghosh - 1 comment

Patient Tortoise is Finally a Dad at 110

Billy the spur thigh tortoise is one patient guy. He has finally succeeded in mating with Tammy, a mere babe of 47 who had spurned his advances for 15 years. Come out of your shell and read all about their tale of lasting amour.
In the Media by M Dee Dubroff - 12 comments

Tortoise and Tsunami Hippo Get Together

Although the headlines allude to a "May-December Romance" it is more fair to say that a "Pig and and Elephant Just Don't Fit." But the bond is deep between these two.
In the Media by Inkling - 3 comments

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