turtleconservancy:

The Cochin Forest Cane Turtle (Vijayachelys silvatica) is a rare and secretive species from the Western Ghats of India. This species is Endangered due to hunting for bush meat, deforestation and alteration of habitat, and the illegal wildlife trade.

Galapagos tortoise hatchlings now with more YAWNING!!! how can you resist?!

Check out this fascinating article and Video by National Geographic’s David Braun as he continues his trip through the galapagos islands focusing on these AWESOME giants and attempts to save their species.  Really interesting video included about creating a critter cam so researchers can better understand tortoise daily life. Get a view from a Galapagos Tortoise’s perspective!  Click the pics or here to read more and see the video! 

Galapagos tortoise hatchlings now with more YAWNING!!! how can you resist?!

Check out this fascinating article and Video by National Geographic’s David Braun as he continues his trip through the galapagos islands focusing on these AWESOME giants and attempts to save their species.  Really interesting video included about creating a critter cam so researchers can better understand tortoise daily life. Get a view from a Galapagos Tortoise’s perspective!  Click the pics or here to read more and see the video! 

OUCH! A large African tortoise, named Freddie, nearly died after he dined on a salad of wood screws, staples, shards of glass, stones and a hunk of calk. Those crazy tortoises.But a Glendale animal hospital, The Animal Emergency Center (which calls itself “one of the nation’s first 24-hour emergency and critical care veterinary hospitals”), surgically removed the foreign objects from Freddie’s belly and even gave him a blood transfusion to keep him alive.

Freddie will be featured on a new show on the National Geographic Channel focused on, believe it or not, unusual items gobbled down by pets.

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