International nonprofit founded in 1990 for protection of turtles and tortoises; saved more than 3000; stop pet trade, live food markets, habitat destruction
Big old red eared slider at the tortoise rescue's pond.
Tiny hatchlings like these are illegal to sell or win as prizes in the US.
Two Eastern Box Turtles enjoy the sun and each other at American Tortoise Rescue
Tank, the rescued sulcata tortoise, says Merry Christmas.
Spinner came to rescue 5 years ago paralyzed by kids-turns in a circle.She's happy now.
Quasi, a sulcata, was raised in a basement,no sun for 3 yrs.in Wis.- she came with metabolic bone disease, broken jaw-now she is happy.
This is an Asian box turtle which is being eaten out of existence - she has a bite hole in the front from a male.
This is an elongate named Lombada (her deceased husband was Fatigati).
Crazy Bunkle was our very first turtle in 1990 to be rescued
This is Woody - he's a wood turtle that likes to soak and eat worms.
Pond Turtles are disappearing in California. Fish & Game will be meeting at LAX 12/9 and 12/10. Can you testify?
Tank took a break from tweeting to show Sleepy some loving...#tortoise heaven but they are both males.
Formally called Speedy, this little gal is one of the cutest ornate #turtles at the rescue.She loves worms!
American Tortoise Rescue hosts a box turtle convention. Everyone was tweeting.
Box turtles like to pick fights.
Popcorn, a rescued sulcata from Chicago, is always ready to enjoy a flower.
Bunkle was the very first turtle to be rescued by American Tortoise rescue in 1990
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