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Watch This Tenacious Tortoise Desperately Attempt To Catch Up To A Toy Pickup

The Huffington Post | Kimberly Yam | Posted 08.19.2014 | Good News

We've all heard the fable of "The Tortoise and the Hare." Well, this tortoise ditched his furry opponent for a more fast and furious rival -- a toy tr...

Wildlife Officials Take Unusual Step To Save Endangered Tortoises

AP | Posted 10.17.2014 | Green

LAS VEGAS (AP) — The federal government is taking the unusual step of beginning to sterilize an endangered species it is trying to save. ...

The Only Way To Get Around

The Huffington Post | Sarah Barness | Posted 01.30.2014 | Comedy

Animals love to ride Roombas, and a tortoise is basically like a living Roomba. Right? Whether they like it or not, these slow-moving reptiles can...

Dog Ears Music: Volume 306

The Everlasting Phil Ramone and Danielle Evin | Posted 01.23.2014 | Entertainment
The Everlasting Phil Ramone and Danielle Evin

This week's playlist includes music by Pop Levi, Super Furry Animals, Kurtis Blow, and more.

Desert Tortoise Faces Unlikely Threat

AP | By HANNAH DREIER | Posted 10.25.2013 | Green

LAS VEGAS (AP) — For decades, the vulnerable desert tortoise has led a sheltered existence. Developers have taken pains to keep the a...

Madagascar's Bizarre Solution For Their Tortoise Extinction Problem

Posted 06.30.2013 | Green

From Crystal Gammon, OurAmazingPlanet Contributor: Two millennia ago, millions of giant tortoises roamed Madagascar, an island nation off the south...

Stolen African Tortoise Found In A Most Unusual Place

AP | Posted 04.06.2013 | Green

DUBUQUE, Iowa -- An 18-pound African leopard tortoise who went missing from an Iowa museum has been found alive in an elevator in the building. KWWL-...

Smugglers Caught With 10% Of ENTIRE SPECIES In Luggage

The Huffington Post | Ryan Grenoble | Posted 03.28.2013 | Green

Two smugglers are facing charges in Thailand after authorities caught them attempting to sneak more than 10 percent of the remaining population of a c...

Who Stole Stumpy The Three-Legged Tortoise?

Posted 10.20.2012 | Green

Stumpy the tortoise has been found! Earlier this week, "Wildman" Phil Rakoci reported that his beloved three-legged reptile, along with several oth...

45-Pound, 2-Foot-Long Pet Tortoise Reported Missing

Posted 06.22.2012 | Chicago

A Lombard, Ill. couple is hoping the public may be able to help them locate their pet, 45-pound tortoise who has been missing since Sunday evening. ...

Extinct Tortoise Could Be Back From The Dead

The Huffington Post | Rebecca Searles | Posted 01.17.2012 | Science

Extinct or just hiding out? A long-lost species of the gigantic, slow-moving Galapagos tortoise that inspired Charles Darwin's theory of natural selec...

WATCH: Funniest Viral Videos Of The Day

Posted 12.26.2011 | Comedy

Today's Urlesque Show features two excited fans, and one clever chicken. First there's the David Arquette fanatic who interrupts a news report to ...

WATCH: Tortoise Steals Grill

Posted 10.15.2011 | Home

We know, we know, slow and steady wins the race. But when you're a tortoise and you're trying to steal a grill, a swift exit is not your strong suit. ...

WATCH: Troublemaking Tortoise Stops Traffic

Posted 09.28.2011 | Los Angeles

Californians are used to battling bad traffic, but the cause of some gridlock in Bakersfield is quite unusual. A tortoise named Donny managed to es...

Sound Bites: Finland's Rubik and fun.

Jon Chattman | Posted 07.25.2011 | Entertainment
Jon Chattman

The indie pop/rock group "fun." were never concerned that they wouldn't live up to their band name. "That's why the period works. It's so uneventful."

Holiday Concierge: 5 LA Shops Worthy of Your Presents

Stacie Krajchir | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles
Stacie Krajchir

Rather than spend another dime at the same old cookie cutter, overcrowded and cliché shopping mall retail stores, drop into one of these favored neighborhood nooks.

Madagascar's Illegal Tortoise Trade Is Devastating The Species

Scientific American | John Platt | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

Armed bands of poachers are illegally collecting Madagascar's radiated tortoise (Astrochelys radiata) by the truckload for the lucrative pet and meat ...

Rare Tortoise Makes Things Hairy For Solar Development

AP | MICHAEL R. BLOOD | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

LOS ANGELES — On a strip of California's Mojave Desert, two dozen rare tortoises could stand in the way of a sprawling solar-energy complex in a...

This Week in Animals: Runaway Turtles, Baby Asian Bearcats, Criminal Monkeys And More! (PHOTOS, VOTE)

Huffington Post | Barbara Fenig | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

HuffPost Green thought this was a great week in animals, and we hope you'll agree. Don't forget to vote on your favorite! Get HuffPost Gre...