Turtles are popular animals to own as pets, and social media is home to many of the most popular turtles living their best lives. From wild cosplay costumes to snapping turtles taking a chunk out of something, there is something for everyone when it comes to turtles. What’s not to love about these cute creatures?

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Owen the hippo and Mzee the tortoise: A one-of-a-kind friendship

One uniquely heartwarming story that came from the devastating Indian Ocean tsunami in December 2004, is the story of Owen the hippo and Mzee the tortoise. Also known as the Boxing Day Tsunami, this tsunami resulted from the third-largest recorded earthquake in history. While it happened in Asia, it was so strong it even affected the east coast of Africa 4,000 miles away.

Ethel the Glamour Tort Knows How To Dresses For the Right Occasion

There’s something tranquil about watching a well dressed tortoise slowly crawl over to some leaves for a snack. Known as Ethel the Glamour Tort(oise), the popular hard shelled hipster has been making a big impression in the fashion community with her matching shirts and slacks. Credit: @etheltheglamourtort IG Kasey Kuchinski and Daniel Rodriguez adopted Ethel in 2016.

A Tortoise and a Dog? Friendships Cross All Boundaries for Tilly G and Skippy

Tilly G and Skippy were both adopted into the pet family at a big pet rescue and they have been best friends from the very beginning. Skippy spends all day bringing sticks for his friend. While the tortoise is less than impressed, the thought is not lost on Tilly G. “Tilly G and Skippy bonded the moment they met.

Green Haired Turtle Breathes Through His Junk & Is More Punk Than You

Iggy Pop ain’t got nothin’ on this sea creature. The Mary River Turtle sports a green mohawk made of algae, two protruding spikes from its chin, and an ability to breath air through its genitals. This turtle is more Joey Ramone than Joey Ramone.

#rateaspecies trending hashtag has got us in tears

The trending hashtag #rateaspecies is taking over Twitter and we couldn’t be happier about it. The hashtag was started by the Oregon Zoo on Friday and has been picked up since by other animal conservationists. The ratings take the form of product reviews and are legitimately hilarious. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ FIRST IMPRESSIONSOverall very good first impressions.

Diego The Gigalo tortoise credited with saving population

One Española Island tortoise is credited with saving his species by having sex with literally everyone. The tortoise is named Diego (assumedly after the San Diego Zoo where he came from) and he’s a total stud. He started out as one of three remaining males of his species.

To catch a turtle poacher: conservationists use fake eggs to bring down bad guys!

A sting operation is taking place spanning Michigan, California and Costa Rica in order to bust poachers and save the sea turtles. Sea turtles are threatened by extinction; having a delicate ecosystem means even an individual poacher is able to make a huge impact on their survival rates. Turtle eggs are illegally harvested from beaches and sold on the black market, eventually making their way into bars and restaurants as a delicacy.

Tortoises, cats and dog inherit tens of thousands from bookshop tycoon Christina Foyle

Silverstone the tortoise inherited $27,000 when his former owner, bookshop tycoon Christina Foyle, passed away in 1999. Ultimately, she left behind a $120,000,000 fortune, a chaotic bookshop, and a number of wealthy pets. She bequeathed $200,000 to her gardener, Anthony Scillitoe so that he and his wife could care for her pets after her death.

Rare two-headed turtle discovered in Florida

The craziest things happen in Florida. From snack-sized seahorse rescues to dogs inheriting a 12.4 million dollar fortune they’ve truly got it all. We can now add two-headed sea beasts to the list!

Giant Tortoise Causes $150,000 Worth of Damage to Neighbors Home

Bits, a 15-year old San Antonio resident and a tortoise, has reportedly caused $150,000 worth of damage to a neighbor’s home. Weighing in at around 120lbs, he reportedly knocked down a heat lamp in his outdoor enclosure which started a fire that spread. The incident happened midnight on January 10th, luckily leaving both Bits and the neighboring family unharmed.