Irene Cristov

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Turtle   time

Turtle time

Family portrait much? Well not really. The adult male and female Egyptian tortoises (Testudo kleinmanni) in this photo definitely don't care much for the baby. The photo was put together for size reference as this is the Northern Hemisphere's smallest tortoise species. Adults are fully grown at only 3-4" typically so this baby sure is tiny! T. kleinmanni is critically endangered but facilities like ours are working hard to propagate them in captivity. There's been quite a bit of success so…

Family portrait much? Well not really. The adult male and female Egyptian tortoises (Testudo kleinmanni) in this photo definitely don't care much for the baby. The photo was put together for size reference as this is the Northern Hemisphere's smallest tortoise species. Adults are fully grown at only 3-4" typically so this baby sure is tiny! T. kleinmanni is critically endangered but facilities like ours are working hard to propagate them in captivity. There's been quite a bit of success so…

Um inteligente Louva-a-deus disfarçado de orquídea.

Clever praying mantis disguised as an orchid. That insectoid flower (or floral insect) is an orchid mantis (Hymenopus coronatus). Like all mantids, it is predatory. Don't let that pink fool you; the orchid mantis will eat any small bugs within its reach.