Critter Class wraps up turtles, tortoises unit

Mortoise, an African spurred tortoise who is believed to be more than 20 years old, takes a bite out of a leafy green. His diet consists mostly of vegetables like the lettuce and carrots the Mokena Community Park District Critter Class participants got... Read More »

Fiduciary Trust Co. Trims Stake in Tortoise Energy Infrastructure Corp. (TYG)

Tortoise Energy Infrastructure logo Fiduciary Trust Co. cut its position in Tortoise Energy Infrastructure Corp. (NYSE:TYG) by 15.3% during the fourth quarter, according to the company in its most recent disclosure with the Securities & Exchange Co... Read More »

Polk County man breads giant tortoises

WINTER HAVEN (FOX 13) - Did you know a Winter Haven man has been breeding rare Galapagos Islands Tortoises for years? “They're prehistoric looking they haven't changed a lot,” said breeder Wayne Hill. Native to the Galapagos Islands, these are the largest living tortoises in the world. They are ... Read More »

New study by Tennessee Aquarium researchers aims to save gopher tortoises

The genetically distinct population of gopher tortoises living west of the Tombigbee and Mobile rivers has been federally listed as threatened since 1987, while those living east of these rivers, despite facing a multitude of threats, lack federal prot... Read More »

New study by Tennessee Aquarium researchers aims to save gopher tortoises

With its wide, spadelike claws and sturdy hind legs, the gopher tortoise seems built to move earth. Like shelled bulldozers, these reptilian excavators dig deep, winding tunnels beneath the scrublands and coastal dunes of the Southeast. Their burrows p... Read More »

François Leguat Giant Tortoise and Cave Reserve

François Leguat Giant Tortoise and Cave Reserve ("Francois Leguat Reserve") is a park and nature reserve on the island of Rodrigues, dedicated to protecting the fauna and flora of the island. The reserve first opened in August 2007, part of the same project as La Vanille Reserve in Mauritius. Read More »

Winter Haven man breeds Galapagos tortoises

Hill can only sell his tortoises in Florida because of government regulations. His breeder tortoises are about 29-years-old. Hill gave Spectrum Bay News 9 a tour of his breeding facility. There are a number of greenhouse ponds and an indoor facility in... Read More »

Teri Orr: Dance by the light of the moon

We drove to a favorite sushi place and the teenage boy was asking about his father's pets after a discussion about my late dog, Ratzo Rizzo (see "Midnight Cowboy"). I told him about Huey — a land tortoise from Thailand my son's eighth-grade science teacher thought would be a perfect gift. I had to pick ... Read More »

4 Tortoises – general for sale – by owner

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