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Ploughshare tortoise at the #turtle We are working to save this species, which is essentially extinct in the wild, at our center in #california. We also support breeding efforts and habitat protection in their home country of #Madagascar with #turtle in hopes they can one day be returned to the wild. #ploughsharetortoise . . #turtlelove #turtlesofig #turtleneckph #tortoisesofinstagram #turtlelover #turtles #turtleturtle #turtle🐢 #reptile #turtleswag #redearedslider #diving #reef #colorfull #water #green #turtledoves #garden #pond #natural #picoftheday #turtlegram

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thetimflachfan

This is one of the rarest tortoises in the world. It saddens me that in addition to armed guards, the ploughshare has its shell defaced, to deter the illegal wildlife trade from taking them from the wild. Durrell Wildlife Conservation Trust has been working tirelessly since it’s rediscovery in 1984, to see that the Ploughshare survives, but it still remains critically endangered. #tortoise #ploughsharetortoise #wildlife #conservation #endangered #iucnredlist #photography #hasselbad #broncolor

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_niklandia_

This photo is worth 💲1 million💲 It shows 10 ploughshare turtles we saw in Africa. Each little guy is worth $100,000 on a black market and there are only 600 left in the wild. Interpol saved these ten cuties that were headed to UAE in a dirty container to be sold to exotic pet owners. Even though they are now protected 24/7 by armed guards in a locked steel dome, there were multiple attempts to steal them by traders, who pretended to be police officers. Ploughshare turtles are endangered species native to Madagascar that are predicted to go extinct in 10-15 years. Sexual maturity is not achieved for two decades, an unfortunate trait for a highly endangered animal. Exotic pet ownership is a huge problem, especially in the Middle East. #PloughshareTortoise #Conservation #StopIllegalPoaching #AfricanAmazing #Wildlife_Seekers #NatGeoYourShot #ShotOnPixel #AfricanPortraits #Serengeti #AfricaUnfiltered #AfricanHoneymoon #Safari #NakedPlanet #AllnatureShots #AnimalsAddict #Wildlife_Seekers #Master_Shots #EarthMagazine #NatureAddict #Phototag_Nature #Instaworld_Love #instawild #instanature #Big_Shotz #AnimalsImages #Exklusive_Shot #InstaNatureFriends_ #Splendid_Animals #Pocket_Animal #NatGeoAnml @NatGeo @NatgeoAdventure

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officialturtleinsta

The turtle and tortoise trade is rampant around the globe, however much of this trade is centered in countries in Asia. Malaysia, Jakarta, and China are among the biggest turtle markets in the world, with estimates of almost 26,000 pounds of turtle being killed everyday in Malaysia and countless rare turtles and tortoises being imported into, and out of, Jakarta. Recently the Turtle Survival Alliance (@turtlesurvival) made a confiscation of 13 Critically Endangered ploughshare tortoises (Astrochelys yniphora) and some radiated tortoises (Astrochelys radiata) destined to the illegal wildlife trade. The tortoises were onboard a plane when a flight attendant reported suspicious cargo onboard. This is great to see that members of the community are aware about this and will report it. The tortoises were being shipped out of an airport in Antananarivo in Madagascar. The suspect in this case also lead investigators to another package of 35 radiated tortoises also destined for Asia. The tortoises have been transported to the Turtle Survival Alliance holding facility. When they arrived they were all sick and in bad condition. Luckily, the TSA was there, and now all of the tortoises have gained weight. They will soon be transported to the TSA Madagascar facility that holds over 7,000 radiated tortoises, and is undergoing even more enhancements to save this species and others! Thanks so much TSA Madagascar, and the whole TSA team! #turtlesurvival #turtles #savingaspecies #radiated #radiatedtortoise #ploughshare #ploughsharetortoise #angonoka #species #madagascar #airport

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petoxy

Ploughshare tortoise at the @turtleconservancy! We are working to save this species, which is essentially extinct in the wild, at our center in #california. We also support breeding efforts and habitat protection in their home country of #Madagascar with @durrell_jerseyzoo in hopes they can one day be returned to the wild. #ploughsharetortoise

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thesleepyteacher

Critically #endangered #ploughsharetortoise at #cheetahsrock. These beauties were rescued by local authorities from #poachers who have been arrested and sit in jail #tortoise. This was number 10 and he was my favorite #Zanzibar #travelafrica #africa

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ape_sapien

Working on the Designs for next one! Introducing Nuru!! Our female crew member a ploughshare tortoise! #ploughsharetortoise #endangeredspecies #endangeredanimals #theendangeredcrew #comiccon #comics #creator

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flaglertortugacrew

#Repost @turtlesarentslow ・・・ #tgif. Also thank god I survived this attack from the most endangered tortoise in the world, the #ploughsharetortoise. Watch to the end to see how vicious they are. #bite #snapper

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durrell_jerseyzoo

On #GivingTuesday, please help us reach our goal. If just 100 of our supporters donate £10 each, we'll be able to provide bicycles and canoes for our dedicated patrol members in Madagascar, enabling them to protect threatened wildlife and precious habitats. Help today: >>Link in bio<< Thank you. Photo credit: Chris Scarffe . . . #giving #tuesday #donate #SavingSpecies #madagascar #endangeredspecies #criticallyendangered #species #durrellwildlife #durrellteam #ploughsharetortoise

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ljiashann01

#Repost from @henrycavill . . . . . . ・・・ Yesterday I was running around a bit so I missed the chance to post about Endangered Species Day! Better late than never though eh! This a picture of me holding a critically endangered Ploughshare Tortoise. While at Durrell Zoo over the weekend I had the opportunity to get close to this little guy and make friends. Turns out he likes tickles...who knew? Check out www.Durrell.org to learn more about these beautiful little guys and gals. #DurrellZoo #EndangeredSpeciesDay #PloughshareTortoise

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turtlesarentslow

Baby #ploughsharetortoise ftw. The future of the rarest tortoise in the world. About to get down to eat like this little guy tomorrow. #thanksgivingdinner

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andrew_major

#tbt 2012 trip to Madagascar w/ @60minutes @lesleystahlofficial @turtleconservancy. I joined a story about Eric Goode's efforts to save the most endangered tortoise on earth - the Ploughshare. Only found in a super remote area of NE Madagascar. I took this shot of two armed guards outside Durrell Conservancy's Ampijorao Breeding Center. Ploughshares can be sold for nearly $100K on the black market. Hundreds have been bred since our visit. #madagascar #ploughsharetortoise

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Seeing baby Ploughshare Tortoises (Astrochelys yniphora) is always a symbol of hope for the world’s most endangered species of tortoise. There are estimated to be less than 200 adults left in the wild. We are working hard in Madagascar as well at with a captive population in California to save this precious species! #tortoise #tortoises #turtles #turtle #ploughsharetortoises #ploughshare #ploughsharetortoise #reptiles #animals #reptile #beautiful #hope #conservation #turtleconservancy

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turtlesarentslow

Off to Madagascar tomorrow...In hopes to save this badass animal: the #ploughsharetortoise. There are fewer than 200 left in the wild and are notoriously difficult to breed in captivity. Wish me luck in helping them and not getting the Black Plague which is apparently having a resurgence according to the @cdcgov. #blackdeath #plague #cdc

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lolehowski

#slowmo! Wait for it!! Wait for it even when you think it's done...then see the next clip🐢 This is a rare Ploughshare Tortoise at the amazing, incomparable animal refuge, Cheetah's Rock, on #Zanzibar. They are a critically endangered species (which means if nothing is done the next step is extinction), native to Madagascar and are estimated to be less than a few hundred left IN THE WORLD. Jenny, the woman who is responsible for this incredible place has the largest number of these guys known in the world, too. I cannot wait to share more of this place! Inspired is an understatement. #iaminheaven #idontknowhowiwillbeabletogobacktoreallife #ibelieveinthegoodthingscoming #cheetahsrock #ploughsharetortoise

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rainmae011605

Consult of the day, Ploughshare Tortoise, Angonoka Tortoise a.k.a. Madagascar Tortoise. #teenagemutantninjaturtles #tortoise #ploughshare #angonoka #madagascartortoise #ploughsharetortoise #angonokatortoise

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turtleconservancy

If you're in need of a little #inspiration this #Monday, we can think of no greater symbol of #strength and #resilience than the Ploughshare tortoise. The world's most critically endangered species of tortoise is fighting extinction in #madagascar, where its beauty and rarity puts a target on its back poachers can't seem to resist. With your membership, donations and support, the Turtle Conservancy collaborates with the Durrell Wildlife Conservation Trust to protect Ploughshares from extinction by working with the tprtooses in the wild and educating local communities in an effort to eliminate poaching. The #TurtleConservancy also serves as a leading member of the International Ploughshare Tortoise Working Group, a worldwide collaborative effort to keep these beautiful tortoises from going extinct. #ploughshare #ploughsharetortoise #endangered #EndangeredSpecies #criticallyendangered #tortoise #tortoises #animals #reptiles #conservation #wildlife #education #turtle #turtles

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harleyandrolo

I think this post is a little self explanatory. Harley does feature in this calender, and it would be very much appreciated if anyone were to invest into one. I will offer story shout outs (like snapchat) to those who send me a dm of proof of purchase (this will likely be seen by hundreds of people). These beautiful tortoises are in peril and really do need help, desperately. The calenders contain a variety of beautiful tortoises, you can see the photos if you look for the post on Facebook. Thank you for taking the time to read :)

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Endemic to the dry forests of northwestern Madagascar, the Angonoka tortoise is one of the rarest species of tortoise in the world. Also known as the Ploughshare tortoise, is is critically endangered with a wild population estimate around 600 individuals. Principal threats include human-caused fires (to make grazing areas for cattle), loss of habitat, and the illegal collection for the international pet trade . . . . . #AngonokaTortoise #Tortoise #Turtle #TurtleDesign #EnviroArt #TurtleArt #GraphicDesign #GraphicDesigner #EnvironmentalArt #EnvironmentalArtist #NatureArt #NatureArtist #AnimalArt #SaveThePlanet #ProtectNature #Ecology #Environment #Wildlife #WildlifeArt #EndangeredSpecies #Endangered #TuesdayArt #ArtForAPurpose #ArtistOfInstagram #Madagascar #TurtleTuesday #TortoiseTuesday #PloughshareTortoise #animalsofinstagram

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conormckenzie

Made a friend. There are hardly 500 of them left in the wild, but nevertheless, this guy will go on eating grass and outliving me by about 100 years 🌱🐢

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milos_wildlife

You are looking that the world's rarest tortoise species, the ploughshare tortoise. @zooknoxville is one of only a small handful of places in the world that care for them, and have devoted themselves to saving this species from extinction! Photo circa: 2016

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Scroll through to see how the rarest tortoise in the world eats a #cactus!! Then follow us! #ploughsharetortoise #tortoisetuesday #turtletuesday #madagascar

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turtleconservancy

#mcm 😍 #HenryCavill (aka #Superman) understands the importance of the work we're doing with our partners @durrellwildlife in #Madagascar to help save the rarest tortoise in the world - The #Ploughsharetortoise. Only 200 remain in the wild, support our program to protect them by visiting this link: https://www.turtleconservancy.org/programs/ploughshare-tortoise PC: @henrycavill

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#Repost @henrycavill ・・・ Yesterday I was running around a bit so I missed the chance to post about Endangered Species Day! Better late than never though eh! This a picture of me holding a critically endangered Ploughshare Tortoise. While at Durrell Zoo over the weekend I had the opportunity to get close to this little guy and make friends. Turns out he likes tickles...who knew? Check out www.Durrell.org to learn more about these beautiful little guys and gals. #DurrellZoo #EndangeredSpeciesDay #PloughshareTortoise #hcbrazilianfans #vilmapsassis

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Today is International Turtle Day 🐢 on this day we raise awareness and the threats facing both turtles and tortoises. Above is the Ploughshare tortoise of which is only found in Madagascar 🇲🇬 . Sadly this tortoise is a critically endangered species and remains to be one of the rarest species of tortoise on the planet. 🌏 #internationalturtleday #turtle #tortoise #madagascar #ploughsharetortoise #endangered #reptile #wildlife #wildlifephotography #herp #animal #nature

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jess_maez

I couldn't help but make this picture collage the similarities between #supermario and #henrycavill is to cute !! But on a serious note. @henrycavill is holding a critically endangered Ploughshare Tortoise. While he was at Durrell Zoo for the #durrellchallenge Please Check out this website www.Durrell.org to learn more about this beautiful endangered Ploughshare Tortoise and many more animals. #DurrellZoo #doitfordurrell #PloughshareTortoise #cavillconservation #jerseychannelislands

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katjodoin

Two of my favourite things🤣 #Repost @henrycavill (@get_repost) ・・・ Yesterday I was running around a bit so I missed the chance to post about Endangered Species Day! Better late than never though eh! This a picture of me holding a critically endangered Ploughshare Tortoise. While at Durrell Zoo over the weekend I had the opportunity to get close to this little guy and make friends. Turns out he likes tickles...who knew? Check out www.Durrell.org to learn more about these beautiful little guys and gals. #DurrellZoo #EndangeredSpeciesDay #PloughshareTortoise

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#Repost @henrycavill (@get_repost) ・・・ Yesterday I was running around a bit so I missed the chance to post about Endangered Species Day! Better late than never though eh! This a picture of me holding a critically endangered Ploughshare Tortoise. While at Durrell Zoo over the weekend I had the opportunity to get close to this little guy and make friends. Turns out he likes tickles...who knew? Check out www.Durrell.org to learn more about these beautiful little guys and gals. #DurrellZoo #EndangeredSpeciesDay #PloughshareTortoise

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mrcavill

#Repost @henrycavill (@get_repost) ・・・ Yesterday I was running around a bit so I missed the chance to post about Endangered Species Day! Better late than never though eh! This a picture of me holding a critically endangered Ploughshare Tortoise. While at Durrell Zoo over the weekend I had the opportunity to get close to this little guy and make friends. Turns out he likes tickles...who knew? Check out www.Durrell.org to learn more about these beautiful little guys and gals. #DurrellZoo #EndangeredSpeciesDay #PloughshareTortoise

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henrycavillforever

"Yesterday I was running around a bit so I missed the chance to post about Endangered Species Day! Better late than never though eh! This a picture of me holding a critically endangered Ploughshare Tortoise. While at Durrell Zoo over the weekend I had the opportunity to get close to this little guy and make friends. Turns out he likes tickles...who knew? Check out www.Durrell.org to learn more about these beautiful little guys and gals. #DurrellZoo #EndangeredSpeciesDay #PloughshareTortoise" By @henrycavill

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katblues3

@Regrann from @henrycavill - Yesterday I was running around a bit so I missed the chance to post about Endangered Species Day! Better late than never though eh! This a picture of me holding a critically endangered Ploughshare Tortoise. While at Durrell Zoo over the weekend I had the opportunity to get close to this little guy and make friends. Turns out he likes tickles...who knew? Check out www.Durrell.org to learn more about these beautiful little guys and gals. #DurrellZoo #EndangeredSpeciesDay #PloughshareTortoise - #regrann

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henrycavill.chile

😍😍 @Regrann from @henrycavill - Yesterday I was running around a bit so I missed the chance to post about Endangered Species Day! Better late than never though eh! This a picture of me holding a critically endangered Ploughshare Tortoise. While at Durrell Zoo over the weekend I had the opportunity to get close to this little guy and make friends. Turns out he likes tickles...who knew? Check out www.Durrell.org to learn more about these beautiful little guys and gals. #DurrellZoo #EndangeredSpeciesDay #PloughshareTortoise - #regrann

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I love 😍💓 #HenryCavill #Repost @henrycavill with @repostapp ・・・ Yesterday I was running around a bit so I missed the chance to post about Endangered Species Day! Better late than never though eh! This a picture of me holding a critically endangered Ploughshare Tortoise. While at Durrell Zoo over the weekend I had the opportunity to get close to this little guy and make friends. Turns out he likes tickles...who knew? Check out www.Durrell.org to learn more about these beautiful little guys and gals. #DurrellZoo #EndangeredSpeciesDay #PloughshareTortoise

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mrs_supes_cavill

@Regrann from @henrycavill - Yesterday I was running around a bit so I missed the chance to post about Endangered Species Day! Better late than never though eh! This a picture of me holding a critically endangered Ploughshare Tortoise. While at Durrell Zoo over the weekend I had the opportunity to get close to this little guy and make friends. Turns out he likes tickles...who knew? Check out www.Durrell.org to learn more about these beautiful little guys and gals. #DurrellZoo #EndangeredSpeciesDay #PloughshareTortoise

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@Regrann from @henrycavill - Yesterday I was running around a bit so I missed the chance to post about Endangered Species Day! Better late than never though eh! This a picture of me holding a critically endangered Ploughshare Tortoise. While at Durrell Zoo over the weekend I had the opportunity to get close to this little guy and make friends. Turns out he likes tickles...who knew? Check out www.Durrell.org to learn more about these beautiful little guys and gals. #DurrellZoo #EndangeredSpeciesDay #PloughshareTortoise

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henrycavillunofficial

Awww .. 🐢 #Repost @henrycavill (@get_repost) ・・・ Yesterday I was running around a bit so I missed the chance to post about Endangered Species Day! Better late than never though eh! This a picture of me holding a critically endangered Ploughshare Tortoise. While at Durrell Zoo over the weekend I had the opportunity to get close to this little guy and make friends. Turns out he likes tickles...who knew? Check out www.Durrell.org to learn more about these beautiful little guys and gals. #DurrellZoo #EndangeredSpeciesDay #PloughshareTortoise

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henrycavillteammx

My boy 💙 @Regrann from @henrycavill - Yesterday I was running around a bit so I missed the chance to post about Endangered Species Day! Better late than never though eh! This a picture of me holding a critically endangered Ploughshare Tortoise. While at Durrell Zoo over the weekend I had the opportunity to get close to this little guy and make friends. Turns out he likes tickles...who knew? Check out www.Durrell.org to learn more about these beautiful little guys and gals. #DurrellZoo #EndangeredSpeciesDay #PloughshareTortoise - #regrann

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Repost from @henrycavill using @RepostRegramApp - Yesterday I was running around a bit so I missed the chance to post about Endangered Species Day! Better late than never though eh! This a picture of me holding a critically endangered Ploughshare Tortoise. While at Durrell Zoo over the weekend I had the opportunity to get close to this little guy and make friends. Turns out he likes tickles...who knew? Check out www.Durrell.org to learn more about these beautiful little guys and gals. #DurrellZoo #EndangeredSpeciesDay #PloughshareTortoise

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#Repost @henrycavill with @repostapp ・・・ Yesterday I was running around a bit so I missed the chance to post about Endangered Species Day! Better late than never though eh! This a picture of me holding a critically endangered Ploughshare Tortoise. While at Durrell Zoo over the weekend I had the opportunity to get close to this little guy and make friends. Turns out he likes tickles...who knew? Check out www.Durrell.org to learn more about these beautiful little guys and gals. #DurrellZoo #EndangeredSpeciesDay #PloughshareTortoise

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simply_haydee

He's so caring.😍 #Repost @henrycavill (@get_repost) ・・・ Yesterday I was running around a bit so I missed the chance to post about Endangered Species Day! Better late than never though eh! This a picture of me holding a critically endangered Ploughshare Tortoise. While at Durrell Zoo over the weekend I had the opportunity to get close to this little guy and make friends. Turns out he likes tickles...who knew? Check out www.Durrell.org to learn more about these beautiful little guys and gals. #DurrellZoo #EndangeredSpeciesDay #PloughshareTortoise

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henrycavillpr

#Repost @henrycavill ・・・ Yesterday I was running around a bit so I missed the chance to post about Endangered Species Day! Better late than never though eh! This a picture of me holding a critically endangered Ploughshare Tortoise. While at Durrell Zoo over the weekend I had the opportunity to get close to this little guy and make friends. Turns out he likes tickles...who knew? Check out www.Durrell.org to learn more about these beautiful little guys and gals. #DurrellZoo #EndangeredSpeciesDay #PloughshareTortoise #henrycavill

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