Wisdom From The Experts Pt 4 & 5 Two Turtle and Tort experts, two related pieces of wisdom to share about turtle and tortoise anatomy! Lori Neuman-Lee, PhD (@CheloniaGirl ), prof at Utah State University, says – “I wish people knew that turtles can’t come out of their shells…because their shells are part of their...
Words of Wisdom from the Experts Pt 3- “I wish people knew how smart turtles are. They learn quickly where their food comes from; if from a human then they learn that specific person” Is what Michelle Kelly (@MichelleKellyCW), public speaker about Reptiles and amphibians, wishes more people knew about turtles and tortoises. Those of...
Words of wisdom from the experts pt 2 Check out this INCREDIBLE photo by Amanda Hipps, @biophilamanda, one of the experts who responded to our #worldturtleday question. Amanda studies the animals that live in gopher tortoise burrows. In case you didn’t know, gopher tortoise burrows are home to hundreds of other animals. Their status as endangered directly...
This year, in honor of #WorldTurtleDay, we asked herpetologists, biologists, rescues, and rehabbers, to tell us what they wish more people knew about Turtles and Tortoises. Starting today we’ll be sharing a few responses a day! Let’s learn more about the animals we love from people who have devoted their lives to protecting them. Biologist...
AHHH. Look at this lil dude I just found and helped out.
I was riding my bike when I detoured off the path because I wanted to avoid a family of bikers up ahead of me. Because I did that, I saw this tortoise on the road having a shell of a time. I immediately lurched to a stop and ran over to check on them. After making sure they didn’t have any visible injuries or a cracked shell, I carefully lifted them and turned them over so they could go on their merry little way.
Best day @HealthyFamExpo, this was my son’s favorite moment from today! Seeing the #tortoise pee while walking around the expo! #hfesmallsteps good thing @aspenclean and @seventhgen were on the scene! #vancouver #yvr #yvrmoms #animals #funny (at Healthy Family Expo)
Tortie was just as excited to see your son? maybe too excited.
The United States Marine Corps is planning
a major rescue operation, but it’s not to save people. Starting this
month, 1185 desert tortoises will be airlifted away from their natural
habitat in the Mojave Desert to allow the Marine Corps Air Ground Combat
Center in Twentynine Palms to expand. But while the relocation is
intended to keep the tortoises from death by military equipment, some
critics fear that it could do more harm than good…