Daisy, my grandmother’s cheeky little tortoise.
Whose a hungry tortie?
Give him a job! specifically tort pictures so I can post them here 😀
Theirs is a forbidden love…
A member of the tortoise listserv I read posted this pic of their new special friend, brought to them by Snowpocalypse 2011.
Holy crap! you guys!! Look at these incredible baby Egyptian tortoises just unveiled at the Woodland park Zoo in Seattle! They are barely bigger than a thumb nail! Gorgeous! anyone want to buy me a ticket to Seattle so I can report on these little ones live? you know you want to…
Zoya looks upon her minions from atop her castle.
A very late, but very merry, xmas from Tort Time! In just a few days we’ll be back in action bombarding you with the best tortoise info the web has to offer.
What do you think of my new necklace? Its Eco Jewelry!
A young hippopotamus in Kenya, has formed a bond with a 100 year old tortoise. The story and photos come from a former Panamanian resident now living in Uganda.
The “baby” hippopotamus, less than a year old, survived tsunami waves on the Kenyan coast, and became attached to a giant male century-old tortoise in an animal facility in Mombassa after being rescued from the Indian Ocean.
The hippopotamus, nicknamed Owen, weighs about 300 kilograms (650 pounds),The a male tortoise, about a century old, seems to be very happy with being a ‘mother’,’ said ecologist Paula Kahumbu, who is in charge of Lafarge Park .
The hippo follows the tortoise around, sleeps next to him, and gets aggressive if anyone comes near.
This is one of my favorite stories about tortoises and inter species love. its been cirulating for a while now but is honestly worth a read….They are friends to this day. There is a book about them and they are creating a special pen for the hippo as it grows so it can be with its kind but still come back and hang with its daddy tortoise. Gotta love that.