3-D printing is going to put humans out of work and make shopping obsolete, if you believe the evangelists. But before it does all of that, it has poor sickly animals to save, like Cleopatra the tortoise.
Yes, tortoises sometimes try to chase things, and yes, it's every bit as hilarious as you'd imagine.
The Pinta Island tortoise Lonesome George was the last known member of his subspecies and he has become a symbol of the importance of conservation. This short documentary shows us how the taxidermists at the American Museum of Natural History preserved Lonesome George for future generations.
Everybody knows that old Aesop's Fable, The Tortoise and the Hare, but it seems like everybody always forget to follow its advice. Here's an inspiring video that reminds us to take things slow and steady as opposed to rushing into things. The video works not only because of the message but because of the visuals too.
Once upon a time, the tortoise Manuela lived a happy life with the Almeidas, a Brazilian family who lives west of Rio de Janeiro. That was 30 years ago, before the day she got lost, seemingly forever.
Manuela the red-footed tortoise was believed to have made her grand escape back in 1982. Her owners, the Almeida family of Rio de Janeiro, had been preoccupied with a home renovation at the time; Manuela, they surmised, had slipped unnoticed through a door left open by some careless workers. They thought Manueala had…
When Charles Darwin visited the remote Galápagos archipelago in 1835, the observations he made of the islands' various species of long-lived tortoises would play a pivotal role in helping inform his theory of evolution.
Looking back on all of humanity's successes in space, it can be easy to forget that many of our accomplishments have been built on the sacrifices of other creatures. Here are ten animals who played an indispensable role in paving the inter-planetary way to space.
Thankfully someone had the common sense to glue a wheel from a rolling office chair to our 12-year-old African tortoise-friend's missing leg, instead of going down the popular route of making tortoise soup out of him.
How do you upgrade a tortoise? With wheels, of course! Say hello to Tonka the tortoise.