I love my little dinosaurs. This one is named Ob after the river through Russia. Today after breakfast she came to say thanks to me for the first time ever. Her partner Ivan was being a piggy and still eating. #tortoise #russiantortoise
“Did you know the Zoo’s radiated tortoises enjoy back scratches? A little known fact is that tortoise shells actually contain nerve endings, allowing Wakko to feel (and enjoy) these ex-shell-ent back scratches, courtesy of his keeper.”
quote and vid from https://www.instagram.com/santabarbarazoo/
I wasn’t spying on you mom. Just go on like I’m not even here.
Just look at his adorable little smile. My Donatello is such a cutie!! 😍🐢
He’s like “mom, leave me alone. I’m growing a new shell. A little privacy here, geez!!”
He’s 13 – teenagers are so moody LOL
“Hey you down there! Yeah you. Get on my level.” —Honey 😏
Snow days and no days. Time for more nap.
While #givingtuesday 2019 is coming to an end, the season of giving doesn’t have to end. So when you can, lend a hand to help keep our shell friends around for generations to come.
In case you need some direction, here are just a few amazing organizations devoted to conservation, education, and quality care.
- National Marine wildlife Center
- American Tortoise Rescue
- Turtle Rescue USA
- Gopher Tortoise Council
- Turtle Rescue of Long Island
- Kawartha Turtle Trauma Centre
- Karen Beasley Sea Turtle Rescue and Rehabilitation Center
- Turtle Survival Alliance
- The Turtle Hospital
- Mid Atlantic Turtle and Tortoise Society:
- New England Wildlife Center
- The Tiger Frances Foundation
- Sea Turtle Conservancy
- Charles Darwin Foundation
- Wildlife Conservation Society
- Marine Conservation Institute
- Humane Society
We ate, we shopped, now it’s time to give back… to the turtles!
is December 3rd– don’t forget about the turtles!
help thousands of
turtles and tortoises around the world, like this Diamondback Terrapin
hatchling, and we can’t do it without your help!
Please visit https://support.turtleconservancy.org/campaign/end-of-year-appeal/c262218
to donate to our fundraiser (where all donations and memberships are
being matched dollar for dollar by a generous sponsor)…
And don’t forget
to check out the Turtle Conservancy store where all magazines and items
are 35% off!!
When I was just a wee shell and my human brought me home, she was given piles of misinformation on how to care for me. Thankfully she found Julie Gary Maguire and the Turtle Rescue Long Island. With the help of this fantastic rescue, I have lived 10 happy years with the proper lighting, diet, and enclosure.
Their work doesn’t stop there! TRLI has saved the lives of so many injured and abandoned turtles and tortoises! Thanks to them many have returned to the wild where they belong or found sanctuary in the incredible home they’ve created!
Today is #givingtuesday and I hope you’ll consider supporting the organization that has done so much for us and for so many turtle and tortoise friends.
24 Days until Christmas.
Shells these days! Start counting so early! 😀
Always the tortoise taxi. Come on, bird! you can fly!