Winter travel in Colorado can often be difficult, especially when you are trying to drive one of the mountain passes. Last Saturday morning a family was involved in a terrible crash on Vail Pass. Emergency responders came to the rescue and took the family to the hospital. It was only then that they learned that they had left one family member behind at the scene -- Turtle, the family's pet turtle.
The goal is 12,000 species. The ’Photo Ark’ navigator and animal photographer is Joel Sartore. The mission is to document every captive animal species in the world using studio lighting and black-and-white backgrounds. So far, he’s traveled to 40 countries and has accomplished more than half of his target.
Some people will do just about anything to take their pets on the plane with them. While cats and dogs are welcomed by most airlines, other pets are not so welcome. In the past there have been numerous stories of people trying to get their snakes through in their carry-on luggage. One man in China took a different approach last month when he tried to sneak his turtle on board disguised as a hamburger from KFC.