Category: tortoise

In 458 BC, Aeschylus, an ancient Greek tragedian, was killed by…

In 458 BC, Aeschylus, an ancient Greek tragedian, was killed by a tortoise dropped by an eagle that had mistaken his bald head for a rock suitable for shattering the shell of the reptile.

Photo : Tilemachos Efthimiadis / wikipedia

Owen the hippo got washed away from its mother during 2004…

Owen the hippo got washed away from its mother during 2004 tsunami and was brought to a rescue center, where he formed an unusual bond of friendship with a 130 year-old tortoise called Mzee. source

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In Jurassic Park, the barking sounds the Velociraptors make…

In Jurassic Park, the barking sounds the Velociraptors make when they’re communicating with each other are actually the sounds of a mating tortoise.