Posted June 4, 2019 by Creature Features

The turtle-shaped walled Chinese city of Yongtai is just a shell of its former self after standing guard against foreign invaders for 400 years.

Posted May 23, 2019 by Laurie Kay Olson

This beautiful reptile is a tortoise which is a member of the turtle family. It looks like he is taking a little time to relax in the sun.

Posted February 8, 2019 by Ron Callari

"One if by land, two if by sea!" Coined by Longfellow, in his poem about the iconic ride of Paul Revere, the warning referenced how many more British troops could attack by sea versus land. Coincidentally enough, in the natural world it appears that the Loggerhead sea turtles outnumber the Galápagos land tortoises.

Posted September 17, 2018 by Kitty Devine

It's time to look ahead to next year already. If you are hoping that next year goes by a little more slowly then this fun Tortoise in a Sweater Wall Calendar is for you!

Posted May 15, 2018 by Ron Callari

The bragging rights for the “oldest pet ever” has to go the Aldabra tortoise, Adwaita, who lived to the ripe old age of 255 years old.

Posted April 26, 2018 by Creature Features

An 83-year-old grandmother from northeastern China dubbed “Turtle Granny” by her neighbors can often be seen walking her 110 lb pet tortoise along the streets of her hometown.

Posted April 23, 2018 by Creature Features

A rescued Gopher Tortoise from Florida is making progress in rehabilitation after unknown human abusers slathered its shell with concrete and spray-painted it red.

Posted October 26, 2017 by Creature Features

The desert sand is hot and you've got neither arms nor legs to help you rise above it. What to do? Hitch a ride on a passing tortoise and take a load off your, er, belly.