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Giant vegetarian tortoise breaks rank to eat meat. Video captured shows reptile deliberately attacking and eating chick

Zoologists captured the moment when a lifelong vegetarian broke rank to eat meat and what made it all the more “horrifying” was that it was a tortoise. Researchers captured the moment on video when a Seychelles giant tortoise, previously thought to be vegetarian attacked and ate a tern chick in what they say is the first […]

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Soldier’s family demands tortoise with 21 toenails and black Labrador in dowry

A police complaint was initiated against an Indian man and his family in the city of Aurangabad for reportedly demanding in dowry a tortoise with 21 toenails and a black Labrador. Police said the man is an Indian Army soldier from Nashik. He and his family are accused of deceit and criminal breach of trust. […]

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Runaway pet tortoise found one year later and half a mile away from home

A tortoise that went missing a year ago was found half a mile away from its home. Maxi, a 14-year-old tortoise scaled a 12-inch high fence to escape its enclosure, was found by dog walkers in the middle of a field just 0.6 miles from its home in Wiltshire, England- having travelled at an average […]

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Giant tortoise thought extinct a century ago found living in Ecuador’s Galápagos Islands

The giant tortoise Ecuador found in 2019 in the Galápagos Islands is a species considered extinct a century ago. The Galapagos National Park is preparing an expedition to search for more of the giant tortoises in an attempt to save the species. The turtle was found two years ago on Fernandina Island, one of the […]

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Video of chimpanzee sharing an apple with tortoise goes viral, WATCH

A clip recently surfaced on social media showing a chimpanzee sharing an apple with a tortoise and it is making all smile. Indian Forest Service officer Susanta Nanda took to Twitter to share the delightful clip which is a perfect example of sharing is caring. In the video, the chimpanzee is seen eating an apple. […]

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30 tortoises that descended from two extinct species found in Volcano Island

Conservationists say they have found 30 giant tortoises partially descended from two extinct species, including that of the famed Lonesome George, around the largest volcano on the Galapagos Islands. The Galapagos National Park and Galapagos Conservancy said they discovered a young female who has a direct line of descent from the Chelonoidis abingdonii species of […]