All posts tagged "Turtles and Tortoises"

  • Hoaxes & Rumors
    Live Turtle Key Chains? They’re Real.

    Today we’ll look at an image which has circulated on Facebook for years which shows a key chain being sold in China that contains a live baby turtle. Is this image real or fake?

  • Hoaxes & Rumors
    Photo of Giant Sea Turtle: Real or Hoax?

    An image circulating online shows a giant sea turtle with two people kneeling behind it. Is this photo real or fake?

  • Hoaxes & Rumors
    Is This the World’s Largest Tortoise?

    An image allegedly shows the world’s largest tortoise with an age of over 500 years being hauled on the back of a truck. Is the photo real or fake?

  • History
    Harriet of the HMS Beagle: Long Lives the Tortoise!

    From October of 1831 to October of 1836, a Royal Navy ship named the HMS Beagle was engaged in a historic voyage of exploration and discovery. On this celebrated voyage, the famous naturalist Charles Darwin collected several specimens of Galapagos tortoises, and among these were three specific tortoises destined to be remembered....