Mom Grandpa Taxi: Hang On, You Whippersnapper

potd-turtle_3317686kFrom The Telegraph: “Hugo the giant Galapagos tortoise gives a ride to an Indian star tortoise at the Australian Reptile Park, New South Wales, Australia. Picture: Rex Features.” Thanks to Arne, who added, “If not a ‘Headline This,’ then at least a ‘Mom Taxi.'” Good CALL, Arne!

Tortoises, Start Your Engines!

Today’s the annual Indy 500, and the Indianapolis Zoo held their Zoopolis 500 Wednesday, a prelude to the big race. The winner? Well, watch the video and see! Look what was waiting for the winner (and his pit crew) at the winner’s circle!

It’s My Coming Out Party!

This is my breakthrough moment! The day I come out of my shell and start hatching my own plans! So everybody show up and egg me on!

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Via U.S. Geological Survey.

Skateboarding Tortoises

Because….well, why not?

♫ Life In The Slow Lane ♬

Yes, that’s a SKATEBOARDING TORTOISE. With Wally The Sqwerl in the background.

Where is this place and how can I be there now?


(Squid.)

Friday Haiku: Slow Pokes

Turtle or Tortoise?
Do you know the difference?
They both move slowly.

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From DP&F.

Mom Taxi XX: Takin’ It Slow

[ArewethereyetArewethereyetArewethereyet?]

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[ARE WE THERE YET?]

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As seen on ZooBorns.

When You’re Waiting For Santa-

Time seems to pass rather s l o w l y, does it not?

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“Last summer you had the chance to meet my tortoise Waffles. He has grown some and now has a new sister named Mango. Mango is the light coloured one, Waffles is the brown one.” –Alisha W.

Somebody To Lean On

This poor guy couldn’t reach his shell phone to call for help…then a pal came by to lend a helping hand nose.


Submitted by Julie S., in honor of World Turtle Day today.

Turtles and Tortoises and Terrapins, Oh My!

Everybody flap your flippers!

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Today is the 14th World Turtle Day, the annual holiday founded in 2000 by American Tortoise Rescue!

There are so many ways to celebrate! Starting with giving turtles a helping hand.

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Or two.

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Or three.

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Play connect the dots. Baby tortoises love this game.

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Tongue twister competitions! Spiny terrapin-spiny terrapin-spiny terrapin.

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Slow down for turtles.

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See who can say, “AWWWW”, the most:

Another great way to celebrate is to donate to your favorite save the turtles organization!

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Australian Western Swamp Tortoises, Asian Spiny Terrapin, Green Sea Turtles, Egyptian Tortoise, American Western Pond Turtle,  Zooborns and the Monterey Bay Aquarium

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