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  1. deadheadvet

    deadheadvet Well-Known Member 5 Year Member

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    We were able to see something truly amazing today. We spent the day at Zoo Atlanta and were given the opportunity to see the Ploughshare Tortoises that they are currently breeding. Only the Knoxville Zoo, and Oklahoma City Zoo have them on breeding loan. General public are not allowed to see them but being a veterinarian and Tortoise Keeper, I was able to get an invite to see them. They are absolutely spectacular . I have photos but can not share them. You will have to take my word that they are just awesome. They also have some beautiful Adult Radiata, Wild Caught Burmese Stars, and Cuora galbinfrons, Mexican box Turtles. Could not have had a better day. Having seen them, now I know why they are being smuggled out of Madagascar.
  2. Tom

    Tom The Dog Trainer 5 Year Member Platinum Tortoise Club

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    I didn't know anyone had them other than the Behler center. I'm allowed to post mine. :)

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    wellington Well-Known Member Moderator 5 Year Member Tortoise Club

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    What a great invite. Congrats, glad you had a great time.
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    wellington Well-Known Member Moderator 5 Year Member Tortoise Club

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    Would love the top view.
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    dmmj The member formerly known as captain awesome Moderator 10 Year Member!

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    did it install a passion for keeping the species?
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    Awesome! I have heard the atlanta reptile zoo vet takes patients here local by me once or twice a month. I hope i never need a vet but i have heard if i do he is a good one. Do you happen to know him?
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    Tom The Dog Trainer 5 Year Member Platinum Tortoise Club

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    Nicole M Active Member

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    Check out that gular projection. Wow!
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    How is it suppose to eat around that?
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    I'm guessing it just eating with its head upwards or to either side.
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    wellington Well-Known Member Moderator 5 Year Member Tortoise Club

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    Thanks Tom. Beautiful tortoise. That gular is unbelievable. Is that a normal length for them? The gular I'm asking about. I love how domed they are.
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    Wow. Beautiful photos and topic!

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