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Today on Bing
May 23, 2020

Bask in the glow—It’s World Turtle Day
For the last 20 years, on May 23, turtle lovers everywhere have emerged to honor these shelled reptiles that have roamed the Earth for more than 200 million years. The over 350 known species of turtles alive today are found on every continent, except Antarctica. But despite their wide distribution, most turtles are endangered due to loss of habitat, illegal wildlife trade, and hunting and fishing. World Turtle Day aims to change that by raising awareness about their plight and encouraging conservation efforts. So today, we invite you to stick your neck out for turtles.

Wishing you all a Happy #worldturtleday from us here at tort-time and shell friends around the world! Let’s #shellebrate !!

Here’s our #passthepetchallenge

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53-year-old tortoise needs home after owner dies of COVID-19

53-year-old tortoise needs home after owner dies of COVID-19

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Anyone in the market for a 53-year old turtle the size of a dinner plate?

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An update on Ms. Jennifer!  After the article on her here and in the Boston Globe today, there have been so many applications for adoption the MSPCA is not taking anymore! 

So glad to hear so many people want to give her the love and moms she deserves. We just about drove over there ourselves (well me cause Zoya can’t drive)! 

Hurry up and open the box, Mom!Mom, how is this all we've done so far?!  It's been HOURS AND HOURS!!We finally found most of the big dome in the middle!This gray shadow is really misleading!Onwards to the rest of this giant building!Hang on, is that green?!But how do I get the yummy green out of these puzzle pieces??Look, Mom, here's the top of the biggest tall ship!So many seagulls hidden in the sky!So many pieces to go!

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Eight and a half years ago (years before I was even an embryo in an egg!), Mom bought a big jigsaw puzzle…and then didn’t have time to work on it…until now!

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Mom, how could you choose a puzzle with almost no nom colors?!?

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Mom separated all the puzzle pieces by color!  Now which pile is the red one?