Septuagenarian giant Galapagos tortoise successfully mates with three younger females to produce offspring

Septuagenarian giant Galapagos tortoise successfully mates with three younger females to produce offspring

DIRK, a 70-year-old Galapagos tortoise, has given birth to the first tortoise born in the United Kingdom. The sassy old-timer, named after well-endowed porn actor Dirk Diggler from the film Boogie Nights, mated with lover Charlie, who is 49 years his junior. He has also approached Zuzu and Isabella, the other two girls in his […]

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Wild release marks return of giant forest tortoises to Bangladesh hills

Wild release marks return of giant forest tortoises to Bangladesh hills

Bangladesh’s population of one of the world’s largest tortoise species received a boost last month when researchers and villagers released 10 captive-bred juveniles into the evergreen forests of the Chattogram Hill Tracts. This initiative, in the rugged mountain range in the extreme southeast of the country bordering Myanmar and India, was the first rewilding of […]

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Petition: 51 Endangered Star Tortoises Saved From Smugglers and Released in the Wild!

Petition: 51 Endangered Star Tortoises Saved From Smugglers and Released in the Wild!

Recently, fifty endangered star tortoises were saved from smugglers and released into the wild with satellite tags on them to track their survival. The amazing rescue mission is a result of efforts by the Forest Department and Wildlife SOS. The animals were smuggled from India to Singapore Chief Wildlife Warden of Karnataka and a representative […]

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