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unanimenoite:

I just love turtles! 🐢 #turtlelove #Repost @turtleconservancy with @repostapp.
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We have new Radiated Tortoises hatching at our conservation center! #turtleconservancy #turtle #tortoise #hatchling #conservation #endangeredspecies #babyanimals #cute

just watch this till you fall asleep.

turtleconservancy:

It’s easy to see how the Endangered Four-eyed Turtle (Sacalia quadriocellata) gets its name. This unique species is in decline due to the use of its shell in traditional Chinese medicine. The Turtle Conservancy works to mitigate the trade in species like this, along with our captive breeding efforts.

Its pretty clear.. though I might have called you 6 eyed sally!

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.

turtleconservancy:

If you’re spending time outside this weekend in the North East make sure to keep an eye out for Wood Turtles (Glyptemys insculpta)! Wood Turtles are a beautiful and charismatic species classified as Endangered by the IUCN. They have suffered greatly from habitat loss and degradation, as well as collection for the illegal pet trade. When encountering a wild turtle it is best to leave them alone and allow them to get to their destination safely. Happy Friday!

turtleconservancy:

Love a tortoise today! We have unveiled a new billboard on 10th Ave in New York City to bring awareness to the plight of turtles and tortoises around the world. ‪#‎LoveATortoiseToday‬

Love a tortoise EVERY day! 🙂

but why is that human not wearing any clothes? We don’t live THAT far from new york and its still cold out. I could only go outside for 5 minutes yesterday!

turtleconservancy:

It seems this hatchling Flat-tailed Tortoise (Pyxis planicauda) has picked up a hitchhiker! 

Well sometimes the tortoise taxi is ok. When you’re both small and sorta slow team work can be fortuitous 🙂 

turtleconservancy:

Why is this Burmese monk so happy? Is it because he is holding an Elongated Tortoise? Or has he found enlightenment? Maybe they are one in the same. 

Peace and grounded in nature. 

We have something to learn from both of them.