Russian Tortoise

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One of the most popular breed in tortoise domestication is the Russian tortoise, also go by several other names like – Horsefield tortoise or Steppe tortoise etc.

Rare Tortoises Found in Luggage

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Here is one of their stories about tortoises being smuggled in luggage.note the drug connection. Enforcement agencies discovered 300 tortoises from Madagascar bound and packed in two suitcases that also contained drugs at Kuala Lumpur International Airport last week. The bags contained 285 Radiated Tortoises Astrochelys radiata, 14 Spider Tortoises Pyxis arachnoides and a single Ploughshare Tortoise Astrochelys yniphora, one of the rarest tortoise species in the world.

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Tortoise Smuggling on the Rise

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Pakistani Man Caught Smuggling Rare Tortoises

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British Man Arrested in Illegal Tortoise Trade

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Well, I Have Something

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The latest example is an extinct Galapagos tortoise species. Bringing back extinct species. Scientists keep saying they can do it. Should they? I just don't feel it's right, as great as it would be to correct the mistakes we've made. It cheapens life and makes the original seem replaceable. What next? Mass-production of blue dodos? Designer velociraptors? Remember Jurassic Park?

Odd Friendships

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National Geographic Channel’s upcoming show, Unlikely Animal Friends, will bring you stories about Christian the Lion and his humans, a baby hippo and a giant tortoise, a lioness and a baby oryx, an orangutan and a hound dog and more!

Annual Animal Care Gala in NYC

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And not just dogs and cats: goats, cows, and even tortoises have been rescued by Animal Care. Animal Care and Animal Planet Co-Host the Annual ANIMAL CARE Gala Fundraiser on Thursday, October 22, 2009 at PACHA New York.

From Today's New York Times

Animal Ethics

To the Editor: It’s good to know that Verlyn Klinkenborg is among those of us who stop to help tortoises on their way on a busy road (“ Edges and Order ,” The Rural Life, Jan. I have done that, and afterward felt at least virtuous if not godlike. But not long ago on a lonely road in northern Connecticut, I stopped to administer similar compassion, only to be stoutly rebuffed by a vicious snapping turtle that refused to be helped.