‪"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…

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:

Shell specific organizations:

For the earth

Spread the word and add your own! 


This is the closest toto can get to Lucas right now since baby doesn’t has strong immune system yet 💞💞🐢🐢 #tortoise #russiantortoise #totoraours #brotherandsister #love #cutereptile

<3 <3 Zoya can’t wait to meet her niece Katya! She’s just about Lucas’s size. Soon they will join forces to rule the world! You look like a great sibling toto.



Ahoy there! Happy #WorldTurtleDay! #tortoise #turtle #sherlock #smile #selfie #instagood #beautiful #blackandwhite #cute #follow #happy #like #love #photooftheday

Cause every day is world turtle day, especially sunday! Lets adventure!