406 star tortoises seized, two held

Vijayawada [Andhra Pradesh] [India], Feb 20 (ANI): At least two persons were apprehended by the Directorate of Revenue Intelligence (DRI) here on Tuesday for trafficking 406 Indian star tortoises. The 'vulnerable' species were seized at Andhra Pradesh's Vijayawada Railway Station, when two lady ... Read More »

Over 400 Endangered Indian Star Tortoises Seized From Vivek Express, 2 Women Held

Bhubaneswar: The officials of the Directorate of Revenue Intelligence (DRI), Vijaywada today recovered a huge number of exactly 406 Indian Star tortoises of different sizes from Vivek Express train. Based on specific intelligence input that Indian Star... Read More »

Primary school to let community vote on the name for school pet

Acting head teacher, Mark Farrell said: “The whole school voted on which pet to choose and the tortoise won. Now they're eager to learn all about tortoises and how to care for her.” But so far, no one can agree on the right name, so the tortoise is nameless. Mr Farrell added: “We'd like everyone in our ... Read More »

DRI seizes 406 Indian star tortoises being smuggled to Bangladesh, two women held

To ascertain the exact nature of the tortoises, the DRI sleuths sought the services of forest department. On inspecting the reptiles, the forest officials confirmed that they were Indian star tortoises which are scientifically known as 'Geochelone elegans'. The forest officials further stated that the Indian star ... Read More »

406 endangered Indian star tortoises rescued, 2 women held

Hyderabad: As many as 406 Indian star tortoises were rescued by the Directorate of Revenue Intelligence (DRI) officials on Tuesday at the Vijayawada Railway Station while two women passengers were held on charges of illegally transporting the tortoises... Read More »

406 endangered Indian Star tortoises rescued from Vivek Express

Bhubaneswar: The officials of the Directorate of Revenue Intelligence (DRI), Vijaywada today recovered 406 Indian Star tortoises of different sizes from Vivek Express train. Based on specific intelligence that Indian Star Tortoise, an endangered specie... Read More »

Mariner Wealth Advisors LLC Boosts Stake in Tortoise MLP Fund, Inc. (NTG)

Tortoise MLP Fund logo Mariner Wealth Advisors LLC grew its stake in shares of Tortoise MLP Fund, Inc. (NYSE:NTG) by 15.0% in the fourth quarter, according to the company in its most recent 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The fi... Read More »

Meerkats and tortoises find new home after Tropical Wings closed

A meerkat family and some tortoises have found a new home after their future was in doubt when Tropical Wings Zoo closed. The animals were left with nowhere to go after the popular attraction, in South Woodham Ferrers, closed its doors in December. The... Read More »

Meerkats and giant tortoises from Tropical Wings zoo finally get a new home in Southend

However, Dennis and Rona Strong had to postpone their retirement for a while as they had managed to find new homes for all of their animals apart from a large family of slender tailed meerkats and three giant Africa spurred tortoises. Neither species were the easiest to find homes for – the meerkats ... Read More »

Local attraction rehomes Tropical Wings meerkats and tortoises

When an Essex zoo announced it would close for good in December 2017, finding new homes for the animals became a priority for its owners. Although most were safely relocated to other zoos and wildlife parks, the owners had to temporarily postpone their... Read More »

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