laserpedidio:

Cleopatra è la tartaruga di alcuni amici; ogni tanto mi chiedono di andare a nutrire/tenere compagnia al cane, Tobia, e la Cleo ogni volta non si trova mai prima che loro partano.
Allora mi dicono “hey senti se la trovi mettila nel recinto!” E io “okay!” [ That means Chissà dove cazzo è sta tartaruga!] E te va, entro in cortile e questa mi fa pure servizio accoglienza, ma che cuore❤🐢
Ciao Cleoooo

Is there anything better than an excited tortoise running up to greet you. 😍  nope. the answer is nope. 

loose translation:

“Cleopatra is m friends tortoise. Every now and they they ask me to care for their dog, Tobia, and cleo the tortoise who is always missing! They always tell me “hey, can you keep an eye out for Cleo” Then I go in the yard and am met with this greeting…

HIII CLEOOOO! “

reunited! the turtles and tortoises are getting more adventurous these days. 

Dave Guthery says some Canyon Lake friends of his were working in their garage last week and told him they heard a strange noise coming up their driveway but didn’t see anything – at first.

“Then they saw this – an African tortoise, about 40 lbs. worth!” says Dave, who provided this picture. He says his friends had seen the “Lost Tortoise” signs and called the owner, Megan Hickman. Megan said she was happy to have “the big guy” home. (Yes, he is named for the Johnny Cash song.)

Ironically, another resident, Irene Reynolds, had provided her phone number in The Friday Flyer Classifieds saying she found a turtle in her garage off Running Rabbit. It wasn’t Sue, says Megan, adding, “It was just a coincidence two turtles were lost and found in garages.”

Irene says the turtle she found was a saucer-sized water turtle. Since she is a weekender, she gave it to a neighbor until the owner could be located; if not located, Irene expected the turtle would be put in the Lake.

Between posting signs in neighborhoods and posting messages on Facebook and in Classifieds, several pets have been reunited with their owners in recent weeks by caring neighbors

reunited! the turtles and tortoises are getting more adventurous these days. 

Dave Guthery says some Canyon Lake friends of his were working in their garage last week and told him they heard a strange noise coming up their driveway but didn’t see anything – at first.

“Then they saw this – an African tortoise, about 40 lbs. worth!” says Dave, who provided this picture. He says his friends had seen the “Lost Tortoise” signs and called the owner, Megan Hickman. Megan said she was happy to have “the big guy” home. (Yes, he is named for the Johnny Cash song.)

Ironically, another resident, Irene Reynolds, had provided her phone number in The Friday Flyer Classifieds saying she found a turtle in her garage off Running Rabbit. It wasn’t Sue, says Megan, adding, “It was just a coincidence two turtles were lost and found in garages.”

Irene says the turtle she found was a saucer-sized water turtle. Since she is a weekender, she gave it to a neighbor until the owner could be located; if not located, Irene expected the turtle would be put in the Lake.

Between posting signs in neighborhoods and posting messages on Facebook and in Classifieds, several pets have been reunited with their owners in recent weeks by caring neighbors

Dailytelegraph.com.au

Slow to get started but T3 the tortoise is a mum at age 90.

And Galapagos tortoise T3 is also a cougar: the two possible fathers at Dubbo Western Plains Zoo are 40 and 41. It is the first time a Galapagos tortoise – the fifth longest-living animals in the world, with some being recorded as reaching 177 years of age – has been bred in captivity in Australasia.

T3′s baby, named NJ, will be alive long after every keeper, and the youngest human visitor to Dubbo Western Plains Zoo, has passed away.

NJ was born in early March but the zoo won’t know its gender for five years.

It will take NJ that long to reach just 30cm and decades more before achieving an adult size of around 300kg.

NJ is not yet on public display, but there will be a century and a half or longer to see the new addition to the zoo.