Wisdom From The Experts Pt 4 & 5 Two Turtle and Tort experts, two related pieces of wisdom to share about turtle and tortoise anatomy! Lori Neuman-Lee, PhD (@CheloniaGirl ), prof at Utah State University, says – “I wish people knew that turtles can’t come out of their shells…because their shells are part of their...
Words of Wisdom from the Experts Pt 3- “I wish people knew how smart turtles are. They learn quickly where their food comes from; if from a human then they learn that specific person” Is what Michelle Kelly (@MichelleKellyCW), public speaker about Reptiles and amphibians, wishes more people knew about turtles and tortoises. Those of...
Words of wisdom from the experts pt 2 Check out this INCREDIBLE photo by Amanda Hipps, @biophilamanda, one of the experts who responded to our #worldturtleday question. Amanda studies the animals that live in gopher tortoise burrows. In case you didn’t know, gopher tortoise burrows are home to hundreds of other animals. Their status as endangered directly...
This year, in honor of #WorldTurtleDay, we asked herpetologists, biologists, rescues, and rehabbers, to tell us what they wish more people knew about Turtles and Tortoises. Starting today we’ll be sharing a few responses a day! Let’s learn more about the animals we love from people who have devoted their lives to protecting them. Biologist...
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Bubbles the tortoise miraculously survived 48 hrs underwater. rescued by her owner who donned a wetsuit and dived into the cold pond to save his shell friend.
He’s the twitter tortoise who had all of Ireland looking for him but today Florentine, the 100-year-old family pet finally found his way home.
Florentine escaped from his home in the south Dublin suburb of Rathgar in the early hours of Saturday morning.
The Eogan family, who have owned the tortoise for the last 40 years, took to social media in an attempt to find him.The hashtag #rathgartortoise began trending on twitter across Ireland. Florentine’s story went viral with all the major media outlets in Ireland following the story.
Cliona Eogan, 30, told BBC News Online: ”The reaction across Ireland has been unbelievable – we never expected that it would take off like this…Now he is home we have given him some of his favorite foods as a treat – lettuce and strawberries.”
Well wishers took to twitter after news of his safe return broke. @Hollygray10 said “I’m so happy the #rathgartortoise has been found safe and well.” @CultHeritageIrl added “The Irish Nation breaths a sigh of relief as Florentine the tortoise is found.”
Florentine is now recovering in his garden and enjoying his new found celebrity status.