Home Videos Photos

Turtle News Archive

Runaway Tortoise Caught After A Year On The "Run" — He Only Trekked 30 Miles!

| Filed under: TurtleHeartwarming

tortoise samson wander 30 miles

Freedom was SO CLOSE!

An African-spurred tortoise named Samson made a break for it from an exotic animal farm in Arizona. He had made it out and was surviving on his own, making his way towards truer and truer freedom when he got caught up by an online ad and a microchip.

He had only gotten 30 miles away in six of the months that he was gone. So far, and yet so close!

LOLz!

The other six months he was missing, he was with a

Permalink / Comments Off / Email this  »

Meet A Two-Headed Snapping Turtle Named Thor And Loki

| Filed under: Wacky, Tacky & TrueTurtleAmazingCrazzzzy

Todd Ray has the largest collection of two-headed animals, so of course he'd showcase them at the Venice Beach Freakshow in El Lay.

That certainly sounds like an inneresting line of work.

One of the newest additions to his menagerie is a two-headed snapping turtle named Thor and Loki. Those are perfect names for several reasons…

The thing about snapping turtles is, other than being known for their incredible strength and powerful bite, they totally hate each other!

That means that the two heads might not really get along! Most snapping turtles don't like the company of other turtles.

If they can survive to adulthood, they could easily reach 150-pounds which would be a truly amazing sight to see.

Check out the video (above) to watch Thor and Loki get a cotton swab bath as they try and bite their owner!

Permalink / Comments Off / Email this  »

Rare Turtle Born At Tennessee Aquarium!

| Filed under: Cuteness!Sea CreaturesZooTurtle

Cute rare turtle born at Tennessee Aquarium is super adorbz!

This is wonderful news! A rare Keeled Box Turtle was recently born for the second time in Tennessee Aquarium history!

The Keeled Box Turtle has been over-collected in the wild, for food and pet trade and so their numbers aren't great.

There are less than 20 Keeled Box Turtles spread across the U.S.'s zoos, so this little baby is extra special!

Ahhh! He's so stanky cute too!

Look at how tiny he is! When he was born he only weighed

Permalink / Comments Off / Email this  »

Wanda Sykes Threw Rocks At Turtles? Watch Her Explanation on Ellen!

| Filed under: TV NewsEllen DeGeneresTurtleFunnyReality TV

Wanda Sykes is one seriously funny lady!

She was recently on Ellen talking about her problematic addiction…

To reality TV!!

She said she watched so much of it, it's caused her to question real life.

Like the time she was some "turtles" in the middle of a lake.

After telling herself that they were fake, her friend assured her that those turtles were indeed real.

Wanda still didn't believe it. Reality had made her cynical.

So she picked up a rock… can you guess what she did next??

Check out the video (above) to hear it from Wanda's own mouth!

Permalink / Comments Off / Email this  »

Rescued Sea Turtle Moves To Vegas!!

| Filed under: Sin CitySea CreaturesTurtleRescueShark

OD is a 320-pound, 50-year-old sea turtle.

He was rescued from the Florida Keys in 2008 after he got sick.

Now, he's finally moved to his forever home!

After literally being FedEx'd to Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas, he's now finally settling into the hotel's 1.3-million-gallon Shipwreck Exhibit.

That sounds like a HUGE tank! He's joining two other green sea turtles, sharks, rays, fish and more! 22 other species in all!!

That's ahmazying!

The aquarium's director said:

"Shark Reef Aquarium guests can visit OD while learning about the turtle's wild habitat and the impacts humans have on endangered green sea turtles. We are honored to offer OD a permanent home and are committed to creating an enriching environment for his continued health."

So not only will OD be all sorts of healthy, he'll help people learn about conservation.

That's double great!! Way to go, Mandalay Bay!

Check out the video (above) to see OD getting ready to ship out!

Permalink / Comments Off / Email this  »

Cute Animals Yawning Compilation!!

| Filed under: Cuteness!TurtleSlithering SnakesBirdsDogBatty BatCatFunnyOtterLlamaSloth

Awwww! Or should we say y(aww)n! LOLz!

This is so crazy adorbz! Whoever had the idea to cut together vids of animals yawning is a genius.

We had no idea that so many animals yawn in basically the same exact way.

Yawning is the great equalizer!

Seriously, other than being insanely cute, this video makes us yawn.

We bet by the end of this vid, you'll have yawned at least once.

Check out the video (above) for some serious animal cuteness.

Permalink / Comments Off / Email this  »