dtl-green:

This is my friend’s, Chase & Gina’s baby. Her name is Sheldon (they thought she was a male turns out SHE is female but they call her a shim) and she is a red ear slider. She was born in Florida raised in Oklahoma. I think Sheldon might be the only turtle who has actually ridden on a commercial air flight, okay maybe not.
Sheldon is like a dog she even whines!

Zoya would like to give shim a high five as she has also flown on a commercial air flight!   she’s a tortoise and her mom was born in florida 🙂 

Be cute and educate! Highfive! 

turtlesandtype:

Turtles are great.

They have full colour eyesight, great hearing and a keen sense of smell and touch. Their shells have feeling because of nerve endings, and are made up of around 50 bones.

The little guy above is a Speckled Padloper, the smallest tortoise in the world. They are native to South Africa and are distinguished by their speckles, and by five toes on their front feet where other padlopers tend to have four.

Cute as they are, they are not well suited to captivity. Illegal poaching for the pet trade is a big threat.

Be cute and educate! Highfive! 

turtlesandtype:

Turtles are great.

They have full colour eyesight, great hearing and a keen sense of smell and touch. Their shells have feeling because of nerve endings, and are made up of around 50 bones.

The little guy above is a Speckled Padloper, the smallest tortoise in the world. They are native to South Africa and are distinguished by their speckles, and by five toes on their front feet where other padlopers tend to have four.

Cute as they are, they are not well suited to captivity. Illegal poaching for the pet trade is a big threat.