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...
"An ‘angry’ [soot-covered] British tortoise managed to set his house on fire [knocked over a heat lamp, setting his bedding alight] on Christmas Day — and didn’t look thrilled when firefighters extinguished the blaze and saved his [rasshole] shell.“
The best part of the article is when they describe him giving the firefighters “quite the stink eye” LOL glad he and his family are safe and sound. even the grumpy shells deserve all the love in the world
Update! His name is Victor and his family is so relieved he’s ok. No word on how victor feels about his brush with shellebrity…
We hope you nomed your WHOLE tortie cake and then grumped around as much as you wanted before having a nap! Awww yeah!
When I come home and check on Zoya, she’ll sometimes tortle over really fast. stopping at the edge, and stare up at me like “HI!”. My heart immediately turns into a big ole mushy pile of goo 😍😍😍😍
Happy #EarthDay and the final day of International Turtle and Tortoise Week #ITTW!
There are so many ways YOU can help protect the earth and the shell friends that live there today and EVERY day!
Learn about and support, climate change & conservation policy and advocacy organizations. Find ways you can reduce reuse and recycle in your own life! Learn about small things you can do to protect our oceans, wetlands, etc. cutting up the plastic soda can rings, recycling bags, cleaning up shorelines!
Learn about all our shell friends and spread information about responsible pet adoption, the impact of the illegal wildlife trade, and how to protect their natural habitat. Support research organizations working to find solutions.
SPREAD THE WORD! Information yields action!
And of course, support wildlife rehabilitation and rescue organizations! Donate, Volunteer, and spread the word about the many amazing animals rescues doing everything they can to keep our shell friends, and other at-risk animals alive!
here are just a few shell supporting organizations we love: