Reptiles

Turtle Enjoys a Scrub

by Holy Cuteness on February 19, 2014

A cute turtle enjoys a belly scrub…

Via Da Buzz.

Kitten Meets Bearded Dragon

by Holy Cuteness on December 1, 2013

A little kitten freaks out when it meets a bearded dragon for the first time…

From BigBananaBoarders.

And Now, a Happy Turtle

by Holy Cuteness on September 9, 2013

A very happy turtle…

Via Imgur.

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Baby Lizard Loves Belly Rubs

by Holy Cuteness on August 22, 2013

From YouTube: “Baby Mali uromastyx wants her belly rubbed. Every time you open her cage and wiggle your fingers she comes running, flips on her back and waves her arms around while you scratch her tummy. Cutest thing ever!!!”

From smplymaxx.

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A 360-pound green sea turtle was returned to the waters off Lori Wilson Park in Cocoa Beach, Fla. on August 15. The SeaWorld Orlando Rescue Team also assisted in returning four of her eggs, which were a surprise addition.

Just minutes before the turtle was moved to the SeaWorld Rescue vehicle, she began releasing eggs. The team was able to act quickly and gathered the eggs, which were transported in wet sand to the return site.

Upon arrival at Lori Wilson Park, the eggs were buried in a marked nest site by Don George, environmental consultant with Geomar who holds a permit from the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission to handle sea turtle eggs. George inspected each egg before placing it in the marked nest site, located only yards away from where the adult turtle was returned.

The green sea turtle was initially brought to SeaWorld Orlando on Monday by the University of Central Florida Marine Turtle Research Group. The UCF group spotted the turtle, which was lethargic and struggling after a nesting event at Cocoa Beach, Fla. The group was concerned the turtle was suffering from paralysis of its back flippers, so they felt medical attention was necessary.

When the sea turtle arrived at the park, blood samples and radiographs were done to determine an underlying cause to the turtle’s distress. Test results came back normal and the large sea turtle began regaining strength. She was medically cleared prior to today’s return.

In collaboration with the government and other members of accredited stranding networks, SeaWorld Parks & Entertainment operates one of the world’s most respected programs to rescue ill and injured marine animals, with the goal to rehabilitate and return to the waters. SeaWorld animal experts have helped more than 22,000 animals in need – ill, injured, orphaned and abandoned – for more than four decades.

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Tiny Gecko is Adorbs

by Holy Cuteness on July 20, 2013

OMG, this has to be the squeest little gecko ever!

From MSN News: “This incredible creature, believed to be a typical house gecko common in the Philippines, is one of the world’s smallest reptiles. No bigger than a child’s thumbnail, the lizard was captured by teen photographer Corin Lenisco, who decided to keep it as a pet.”

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Epic Turtle Jump

by Holy Cuteness on July 14, 2013

This turtle is ready to take an epic jump into the water…

Via Tastefully Offensive.

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Turtle Thoughts

by Holy Cuteness on July 2, 2013

Just a crazy and hilarious talking turtle…

From Onision.

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Yawning Animals Compilation

by Holy Cuteness on June 23, 2013

Here’s a supercut of yawning animals. Warning: you might get sleepy…

From Tastefully Offensive.

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Happy World Turtle Day!

by Holy Cuteness on May 23, 2013

Today, May 23, is World Turtle Day. The day was created in 2000 (by the American Turtle Rescue) as an annual observance to help people celebrate and protect turtles and tortoises and their disappearing habitats around the world.

Photo via studentbeans.com.

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