Jun 212014

Hey everyone. The other day, on Reddit, I happened to spot an adorable picture in /r/aww of a whole army of baby turtles (or tortoises?) with their mommy. Check it out! Count them all. There are quite a few. The best part? I’d wager there are even more, outside of the frame of the photograph.

Atten-Hut!  Move your shellsides, soldiers!

Atten-Hut! Move your shellsides, soldiers!

Jun 072012

Penguin here.

Okay, okay, it does indeed seem that up to and including this post, every tortoise-related post involves a tiny tortoise and some kind of fruit or veggie. With no intention of being repetitive, I decided to post this baby tortoise because he’s too adorable! Tiny Tim was born at Whipsnade Zoo in Bedfordshire, England in 2011. According to metro.co.uk’s article, Tiny Tim was born weighing 6g but will reach a full size of 500g.

Tiny Tim the Baby Egyptian Tortoise the Size of a Grape

I've heard of "bumper to bumper", but never "grape to tortoise"!

Found here: metro.co.uk

Apr 112012

Penguin here.

Oh my goodness. Oh my goodness. Do you see how tiny this little tortoise is? What a cutie! The Egyptian tortoise (a.k.a Kleinmann’s tortoise) lives in desserts and semi-arid habitats according to Wikipedia Kleinmann’s Tortoise article, though they are now virtually non-existent in Egypt. Unfortunately, they are critically endangered, but thankfully zoos are breeding them.
Anyway, this little baby tortoise is tiny and adorable and we’re happy to have him here on ACAD.

Baby and Tiny Egyptian Tortoise

Giant Raspberry or Tiny Tortoise?

Found here: The Daily Irrelevant: Zoo Celebrates Tortoise Arrivals

Sep 022011

Has anybody noticed that animals always look cute when they’re eating? It’s a strange phenomenon, but I think I have the explanation for it. It’s their tongues! Animal tongues are automatically cute (except maybe snakes!) and they’re usually present in photographs of animals eating. This little tortoise is well equipped with an adorable tongue to go with the rest of his cuteness. Be sure to pay attention to the leg scales, too! How goofy are those?

Baby Tortoise Feeding on a Leaf

Baby Tortoise Feeding on a Leaf

Image found here: Wikipedia