86 Year-Old Man Lives on His Own Tropical Island With 120 Giant…

It's an ultimate-fantasy scenario for sure. Eighty-six year-old Brendon Grimshaw is the owner—and sole human inhabitant—of the island of Moyenne in the Indian Ocean. His only companions are 120 giant tortoises. Sounds like quite a lifestyle. » 4/30/12 2:20pm 4/30/12 2:20pm

'Extinct' Giant Turtle Might Join Lonesome George As World's Rarest…

A giant tortoise subspecies presumed extinct for more than 150 years is actually roaming the Galápagos islands today according to DNA evidence, scientists report. » 1/09/12 12:58pm 1/09/12 12:58pm

TSA Get It Right By Catching a Guy Trying to Smuggle Snakes and…

It was a red letter day for the TSA last Thursday. The security officials at Miami International Airport managed to apprehend a man trying to sneak seven snakes and three tortoises in his pants on a plane heading to Brazil. » 8/30/11 10:20am 8/30/11 10:20am

Tortoise Gets Chair Wheel Prosthesis to Replace Missing Leg

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. » 7/21/11 1:20pm 7/21/11 1:20pm