Usually when a sea turtle loses a fin due to a shark attack - there's now a finless turtle in the world and that's the end of that.
Hu, a 25-year-old female loggerhead, was found by fisherman and sent to the Suma Aqualife Park in Kobe, Japan - the researchers there were hellbent on getting this turtle a fin again!
They tried 27 times without success. But when they used two rubber fins, held together by a slip-over vest to prevent Hu from breaking free, they found a winner!!
Check out the inspirational story by clicking PLAY (above) !!!
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At the London Zoo, tortoise sex is the bee's knees. So much so…they have a pianist (get your mind out of the gutter!) serenading two reptiles during their seksi time!
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Wow….talk about a super pet!
A family in Brazil got QUITE the surprise when a missing friend turned up after 30 years on the lam.
The Brazilian family, the
Almeidas, renovated their home and Manuela, the family's red footed tortoise, went missing. Many thought she escaped and went to live in the forest nearby.
Three decades later, the patriarch of the family died and the children returned home to clean house.
And who was there guarding all of their father's belongings????
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Now this is a way to spend Christmas…at
Eight Kemp’s Ridley sea turtles suffering from hypothermia arrived at
The Seas with Nemo & Friends in Disney's Epcot and they are recovering well.
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Finding weird animals is always fun and exciting, but when the discoveries that were made in 2012 include fish with penis heads and tulips with digestive systems, then we instantly become a lot more intrigued!!
The most bizarre discoveries of this year are:
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The Monterey Bay Aquarium in California has a special new arrival this holiday season!
A rescued loggerhead sea turtle spent a day of traveling to the aquarium, coming all the way from North Carolina.
The turtle is one of nine saved hatchlings that didn't make the water after they were born.
turtle is less that half a pound but passed his initial examination!
Crazzzzy! We know we don't even like traveling for an entire day! LOLz!
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Ok….OKAY!!!!! We'll play with you! Geesh!!!!!
A scuba diver is busy tying a rope to an underwater structure when a nosy and GAWRGEOUS sea turtle comes to say hello.
And SIMPLY WON'T LEAVE!!!!! HE NEEDS AFFECTION, CLAMMIT!
Even after some petting and some stroking, this turtle ain't going anywhere!
Have fun, you two! LOLz!
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