In a story similar to the plot of the film Castaway starring Tom Hanks, Jose Ivan was found on the atoll having floated 8,000 miles from Mexico
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Monday 23 August 2010
Wednesday 21 July 2010
It is the emblematic bird of sexual fidelity – and just like sexual fidelity itself, it is rapidly on the wane.
Thursday 01 July 2010
An effort to save thousands of sea turtle hatchlings from being killed by the oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico will start shortly in a desperate attempt to keep an entire generation of threatened species from vanishing.
Saturday 26 June 2010
I've come to rest on the rocky reef slope, the terrain a mish-mash of coral rubble and stones, sand and seaweed. I've stopped, and settled – usually it's a travesty to sit on the reef but there is no coral to damage. Instead, I have taken a space beside a truly enormous green turtle.
Monday 21 June 2010
Most people will be surprised to hear anything as exotic as a colony of scorpions has been quietly flourishing for some years now in a brick wall in Kent for years, causing no harm to anyone. It is equally little known that various snapping turtles, chipmunks, wallabies and even aardvarks have, somewhat improbably, decided that life under Britain's leaden grey skies, so far from home, is not as bad as they might originally have expected.
Saturday 19 June 2010
Who's hiding in here? Testudo hermanni, or Hermann's tortoise, sometimes referred to as a Mediterranean tortoise. He's quite little, for a tortoise, growing to just eight inches, which is smaller than a giant African land snail, for crying out loud.
Tuesday 15 June 2010
Tortoises may move slowly, but even a little movement can be a lifesaver. Customs staff at Malaysia's Kuala Lumpur International Airport noticed something stirring in two bags and discovered 301 tortoises hidden amid shredded paper.
Wednesday 09 June 2010
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Tuesday 04 May 2010
Kitchen sink gloves at the ready, Jackye Carroll, 62, patrolled the white-sand beach of Pass Christian yesterday looking for any sign of animal distress from the oil slick lurking over the horizon. Her vigilance soon paid off, though she was hardly pleased: a dead loggerhead turtle by the edge of the surf.
Wednesday 03 February 2010
Iran successfully launched a rocket today carrying a mouse, turtle and worms into space for research purposes, the country's defense minister said.
Monday 11 January 2010
Sunday 20 December 2009
I always like the idea of a pub quiz. What could be better than getting together in a pub with like-minded people to exercise the old grey matter over a couple of hearty ales? Well, quite a lot, if the truth be told.
Saturday 19 September 2009
A tortoise with a taste for life in the fast lane was rescued from a busy motorway after dodging up to six lanes of traffic against the odds.
Sunday 09 August 2009
Friday 24 July 2009
The tale of Lonesome George, the 90-year old Pinta Tortoise who appears to have mated successfully for the first time, has many lessons for the rest of us.
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