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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Update on sunday’s breaking #turtle news!
While it was originally thought that Tommy the Turtle received more appropriate praise for his dive into the lake this year, it seems those rumors were false. As you can see, PGA commentators were less than kind when scoring this fine neck extension dive, clearly choreographed for the camera this year (see 2011s footage and comments about grace for context).
It’s clear that poor tommy the turtle’s skills, and species as he is not a snapping turtle, are lost on these commentators. Alas, it will only serve as fodder for what will likely be an even grander gesture at next years competition.
You go tommy! We here at tort time give you a 10 out of 10 on the #turtpocalypse scale of world domination!
LOS ANGELES – Two Japanese nationals have been arrested at LAX on federal animal smuggling charges for allegedly trying to smuggle turtles and tortoises into the U.S.Authorities seized 55 reptiles which were concealed in snack food boxes inside a suitcase.
And at that very moment I was boarding a plane at LAX myself. I would have gladly stayed and started my tortoise rescue with these little ones. Hope they get sent to better habitats.
Thanks to @karolynprg for the heads up on this breaking news!