In sad environmental news, Lonesome George, a Pinta giant tortoise believed to be the last of his subspecies, has passed away at the Galapagos National Park in Ecuador. Scientists estimated that George was 100-years-old at the time of his passing, making him only middle-aged for a species that generally lives to be…
In Aesop's famous fable, the tortoise defeats the hare in the race because he proceeds slowly and steadily. But now, information about turtles is giving rise to a new theory: the tortoise won because he's got a huge wang and didn't need to prove anything to anyone.
These little palm-sized Egyptian tortoises are adorable despite being several years away from joining Master Shredder's ranks and fighting crime. Don't be surprised if, in a decade and a half, these little dudes are cowabunging all over an upcoming reboot of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles.