Today's Special: Plot to Smuggle Tortoises by Disguising Them as Pastries Fails Spectacularly
Plus, there's a hot new kink out there: the boots that workers wear in poultry processing plants.
Giant Tortoise Feared Extinct Reappears After 113 Years
As well as the Fernandina tortoise, another “giant” species thought to be possibly extinct showed up this year—Wallace’s giant bee.
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Tim Shields Wants You to Save Tortoises by Piloting Laser Robots With Your Phone
Our obsession with gaming might help us save some of our most vulnerable species.
Baby Tortoises Share a Flower and Make You Melt Simultaneously
The 'World's Slowest' Rube Goldberg Machine Takes Over Six Weeks to Finish
There is a tortoise involved.
Zookeepers Jedi Mind Tricked This Adorable Baby Tortoise to Get It to Hatch
Spider tortoise eggs are laid in a developmental stasis, so they need to be triggered into growing.