Gopher tortoises, who enjoy being on land where they're able to maintain such basic functions as breathing and not dying, cannot swim. Which is why Florida would like to ask its residents to stop "helping" the tortoises find their way to the ocean's cold, watery depths.
Bibi and Poldi's relationship makes most human marriages look like mere flings. The 115-year-old Giant Tortoises have been together since they were young, eventually growing up to become a bonded pair. But now the century-spanning relationship is coming to an end since Bibi decided she couldn't stand the sight of…
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.
This five-year-old conjoined Central Asian tortoise — which was on display yesterday at the National Museum of Natural History in Kiev, Ukraine — has two heads, six legs, two hearts, one intestine, and one big dilemma.
A giant tortoise subspecies presumed extinct for more than 150 years is actually roaming the Galápagos islands today according to DNA evidence, scientists report.
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.
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.