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chasing tortoises (and courage) in camden town

At the Camden Town tube station, there was a sign that promised me the ZSL London Zoo was somewhere to the right. Three different streets jutted out in a right-ish direction from the station, though, and I still didn’t understand at all how to figure out which street I was on in London. 2,021 more words


US Marines Airlift 1,100 Tortoises to New Home

The U.S. Marine Corps had an unusual mission this month: to airlift more than 1,000 desert tortoises across the Mojave Desert. 219 more words


US Marines Airlifted 1,100 Tortoises to New Desert Homes

Biologists examine a desert tortoise at the Marine Corps Air Ground Combat Center in Twentynine Palms, California, during the desert tortoise translocation on April 12, 2017. 506 more words


#AtoZChallenge: My Favorite Things T


I am grateful for these easy posts that spring out of my collections. I didn’t realize that I had so many collections until this year’s challenge… 340 more words


Some Interesting Facts about Tortoise Shells

Tortoises are defined by, protected by, described by and hunted for their shells. We are going to look into some interesting facts about tortoise shells as we look into the biology of tortoises including their evolution and how they have come to hold so much of our curiosity with their slow moving yet long lived lifestyle. 427 more words


An excellent example

Many tortoises are squashed by passing vehicles but not this one. The young girl in the picture was not afraid to carry one from the road into the bushes last Sunday afternoon. 18 more words