Big, small, squatty, long... all in all pretty funny looking. We've gotta say, we're thankful for turtles! We've put together all the cutest turtle photos we can find as a grand gesture of appreciation for these rad reptilians.
Endangered + Critically Endangered Turtles of North America by compassandwheel via skunkbear.tumblr.com: From top to bottom: Spotted turtle, Bog turtle, Cagle’s Map turtle, Wood turtle, Pearl River turtle, Blanding’s turtle, and Alabama Red Bellied turtle. #Illustration #Turtles
Black-breasted Leaf Turtle ~ Endangered Turtle Hatches at Fort Wayne Children' Zoo. The Fort Wayne Children’s Zoo’s newest baby may be small, but the tiny Black-breasted Leaf Turtle could play an important role in saving an endangered species. The teensy terrapin hatched on May 10 after a 75-day incubation. At three weeks old, it weighed just over six grams (about the same weight as a quarter).
'World's Most Endangered' Turtle, Over 100 Years Old, Could Be Mom Soon. PHOTO: The female Yangtze giant softshell turtle is seen basking and the male can be seen in the water.
Diamondback terrapin turtles have been nearing extinction for the last century but they now have a chance at survival due to the efforts of high school students, who helped influence legislation to prohibit their capture. These students deserve our praise for their persistent efforts.