Tortoise Helps Friend Who’s Flipped Over (Video)

This turtle can teach us all a little something about kindness and friendship.

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Rosemary Lombard
Rosemary Lombard2 years ago

Turtles are awesome, as many have said. They've been showing me that and all sorts of surprises in my turtle cognition lab for over 30 years. They're smart, as the headline that appeared in the New York Times Science section November 19, 2013, said: "Coldblooded Does Not Mean Stupid: Coldblooded, but Surprisingly Smart." But I agree with William K.'s second hypothesis: This tortoise is not doing the female a favor. He's turning her over against her will--notice the flailing legs trying to reach ground to push back?--in order to follow her and eventually mate. Tortoise males sometimes follow females for quite a while before attempting to mount. Also, I've seen a box turtle turn herself upside down when a horny male approached. He tried to turn her over but did not succeed. Later, she righted herself.

Melania Padilla
Melania Padilla2 years ago


Carrie-Anne Brown

thanks for sharing :)

Marian A.
Marian Austin3 years ago


Victoria Hall
Victoria Hall3 years ago

Awwwwww so beautiful and inspirational and cute!

irene v.
irene v.3 years ago

so cute!!!!!!!!! thanks for sharing!
this made my day!

David V.
David V.3 years ago

so cute....."with a little help from my friends".

Lisa D'angelo
Lisa D.3 years ago

Great video, made me smile! Thanks for sharing!

Lynn Demsky
Lynn D.3 years ago

How adorable --- a beautiful video, thanks for sharing with us!

Dan Martin
Dan Martin3 years ago