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The Ploughshare or Angonoka Tortoise (Astrochelys yniphora) Conservation status: Critically Endangered Range: Baly Bay, Madagascar. There are only around 600 individuals in the wild 📸 Taken @chesterzoo . . . #ploughsharetortoise #angonokatortoise #tortoise #turtle #reptile #reptiles #animals #animalphotography #zoo #zoophotography #zooanimal #chester #chesterzoo #cheshire #nikon #nikond3300 #sigma150600 #sigma #photography #photooftheday #conservation #wildlife #wildlifelovers #wildlifephotography #nikonartists #blackandwhite #astrochelysyniphora

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teenabu

Legit sitting next to a 🐆. Cheetah’s Rock is an endangered animal rescue and vulnerable wildlife conservation center in Zanzibar. Animals have not been declawed or defanged, and you enter the enclosure at our own risk. The staff uses 100% positive reinforcement handling to allow humans to get so close. A truly magical and inspiring experience. Go visit. Donate @ www.cheetahs rock.org #animalrescue #animalwelfare #wildlife #endangeredspecies #cheetah #whitelion #lemur #ploughsharetortoise #honeymoonforanimallovers #TAunikTravels #zanzibar #conservation #stopanimalabuse #cheetahsrock

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laconic.story

Astrochelys yniphora - Ploughshare Tortoise IUCN Status: Critically Endangered . The Ploughshare Tortoise is amongst the most internationally traded animal illegally alongside with the pangolins. The scientists estimate approximately as few as 200 individuals remain in the wild.They are often stolen from sanctuaries and found in packages in various airports. As a desperate measure, conservationists are now engraving their shells to make them less attractive to be stolen, as their golden, intricate shells are what makes them so desirable. This process does not harm the tortoise, but it clearly ruins the natural beauty of these creatures. . In the process of making these, my heart clenched as I engrave the markings to the intricately made shells I have worked so hard on. But that is the exact feeling that the conservationists had as they were engraving this naturally born beauty. . One of these lovely tortoise will be shown in my upcoming show @torontoetsystreet this Saturday! Come touch the texture in person! . #ceramicsculpture #animalsculpture #contemporaryceramics #contemporarysculpture #animalspecimen #animalartifact #claysculpture #ceramicstudio #sculptural #endangeredanimal #endextinction #endangeredspecies #museumartifact #specimen #madebyhand #陶 #雕塑 #雕塑作品 #ceramicist #stainedclay #tortoise #ploughsharetortoise #artsculpture

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tec.club

Ploughshare Tortoise. Population: About 400. • Hi, so, I’m James. If you were wondering whether ploughshare tortoises do actually have a sense of irony or if i’m lying, my parents are actually humans. Well, not my biological parents obviously but I was part of a captive breeding program that has successfully produced hundreds of tortoises. So I was named by humans, that explains the irony better right. It was a pretty exciting time what with dozens of us being stolen during a major break-in by robbers who sold them as pets. I wonder how theyre all doing. • #endangeredspecies #endangeredanimals #endangered #illustration #illustrator #drawing #animaldrawing #animalovers #ploughsharetortoise #tortoise

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Ploughshare Tortoise. Population: About 400. • Hello hello hello cmon we can beat this fire! I’m Collin! The main threats affecting us are habitat loss, largely as a result of uncontrolled bush fires. Madagascan farmers often carelessly start more or less uncontrolled fires to clear brush for agriculture, and these fires can spread and destroy our homes or if we’re not fast enough the fire will kill us directly! but I refuse to be defeated by this! Let’s go!! • #endangeredspecies #endangeredanimals #endangered #illustration #illustrator #drawing #animaldrawing #animalovers #ploughsharetortoise #tortoise

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tec.club

Ploughshare Tortoise. Population: About 400. • Hi I’m Navy. I’m celebrating my 20th birthday. It’s a pretty big deal for me! Ploughshare tortoises are fully independent immediately after emerging, but it takes 20 years for us to reach sexual maturity. I mean, besides other reasons, I really do want to do my part to save my species but it has taken so long! Well, finaaaaally I’m 20!! • #endangeredspecies #endangeredanimals #endangered #illustration #illustrator #drawing #animaldrawing #animalovers #ploughsharetortoise #tortoise

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laconic.story

If you’ve been following my process of making the Ploughshare Tortoise, I have finally completed the mold and ready for casting. Plaster process is difficult as this was an unconventional shape, and it is important to hide the seams to prevent a lengthy clean up. . . Getting through the plaster part is one phase, the second phase is knowing if it will cast (properly). Bubbles, chips, undercuts, are all concerns that may prove the hard work and long hours of designing, modelling, and mold making entirely useless. . First cast in the slipcasting world is usually unsuccessful. And of course, here it is... . Casting slip is not like solid clay, where at bone dry, you can break it and reuse it, because of the deflocculant in the slip that keeps it liquid. So if the cast does not come out right, it goes straight to the trash bin... so why not have some fun?

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turtleconservancy

The Ploughshare Tortoise (Astrochelys yniphora) is the rarest tortoise in the world. Unfortunately they are being poached for the illegal pet trade in Asia. The TC is fighting to protect this species in the wild and at home. We currently hold the largest group outside of Madagascar via confiscated animals. We are hopeful that in the coming years we can successfully breed them, when our young males reach maturity. 🌱 Check out our work to save the ploughshare tortoise on the #turtleconservancy website! . . . . . #turtleconservancy #turtlesintrouble #wildlifeconservation #turtlesofinstagram #tortoisesofinstagram #tortoises #ploughsharetortoise #endangered #criticallyendangered

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The Rarest Find in Madagascar! ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ For most people this is just like any tortoise. For me, this is always no. 1 on the list of animals I wish to encounter in Madagascar. And, finally, I have just achieved this ultimate goal. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ The Ploughshare tortoise, or Angonoka tortoise, is the rarest tortoise (and among the rarest of all animals) in the world. I’ve talked to over a hundred local Malagasy people. None of them have ever heard about this tortoise, let alone seen one. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ After over a month of tough trips in the field, and right before I was wrapping up and leaving, I encountered not just one but some Ploughshare tortoises! ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ I’d seen these tortoises for a few times earlier but they were in captivity out of Madagascar. This time, it’s my first ever encounter with ones in nature. It just completed my findings of the world’s tortoise species. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Completely lost it. Happy tears. Sad at the same time as its current conservation status. We know how near they are to extinction. But at least not today. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ #ploughsharetortoise #angonoka #astrochelysyniphora #wildlifephotographer #travelers #wildlifebiologist #baobab #herping #naturephotography #wildlifephotography #wildlife_photography #madagaskar #reptilelover #wildlifeconservation#wildlifevideos #herpingtheglobe #wildlifeconservation#baobabtree #travelblogger #tortoise #爬虫類 #龜 #madagascar #nature_photo #radiatedtortoise #turtle #travelblogger#ilovetravel #extinct #travelafrica #爬虫類好きの人と繋がりたい

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