tortoise News

Peru: Tortoise feared extinct found on remote Galapagos island

The only other living member of the species was found in 1906, the group said. Since then, expeditions have encountered tortoise scat and bite marks on cacti, and there was a possible unconfirmed sighting in 2009.

Hundreds of tortoises found dead on shore of Mayurkashi river in Ranchi

A large number of tortoises released in a dam after being seized by the police from a truck in Dumka district on January 11 have turned up dead on the shore of Mayurakshi River in the district. Their number could be in hundreds. The police said that over three thousand tortoises, apparently being smuggled from […]


Big tortoise found strolling in Los Angeles suburb

The 150-pound (68-kilogram) reptile was captured Saturday afternoon after a brief pursuit.