Galapagos Tortoise from Honolulu Zoo

Here is a slide show video of one of our favorite aninmals at the Honolulu Zoo, the Galapagos Tortoise.

From Wikipedia comes the following:

The Galápagos tortoise or Galápagos giant tortoise (Chelonoidis nigra) is the largest living species of tortoise and 10th-heaviest living reptile, reaching weights of over 400 kg (880 lb) and lengths of over 1.8 meters (5.9 ft). With life spans in the wild of over 100 years, it is one of the longest-lived vertebrates. A captive individual lived at least 170 years.

 

You can find more about the Honolulu Zoo at their website:

http://www.honoluluzoo.org/animals/zoo-reptiles.html
For more information on Galapagos: Islands Born of Fire (10th Anniversary Edition)

 

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The Amazing Surfing Pig from Poipu, Kauai

Sure, seeing a dog surf is unusual. You don’t see it every day, but it is possible.

Witness now the impossible: Ilio the amazing surfing pig. whose owner, Mike, taught him how to surf.

Mike is a surf instructor living on Kauai. His motto is: “if I can teach a pig to surf, I can teach you to surf.”

He explains that this video launched his career. You can find his contact information at the end of the video.

You gotta see it to believe it:

Simply amazing!

Ilio, sadly passed away of natural causes… He is in Pig heaven. He’s probably hanging out with Porky, the real star of Lost, who was murdered.

Surf on old friends, surf on

albert

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