This looks to one of those turtles I read about that are highly popular because they have this design on their undersides that look to be samurai  warriors. I seem to recall they are found at a location in Japan where legend holds that a large contingent of samurai were drowned in a sea battle or a storm. Need to research this.

This looks to one of those turtles I read about that are highly popular because they have this design on their undersides that look to be samurai warriors. I seem to recall they are found at a location in Japan where legend holds that a large contingent of samurai were drowned in a sea battle or a storm. Need to research this.

Relationships are a key part of survival and balance in any ecosystem. Though unusual, this hippo and tortoise would seem to have chosen a relationship of mutual support and companionship.

Relationships are a key part of survival and balance in any ecosystem. Though unusual, this hippo and tortoise would seem to have chosen a relationship of mutual support and companionship.

Content in a Cottage: Baby Hippo and Old Tortoise. Everybody needs a friend.

Content in a Cottage: Baby Hippo and Old Tortoise. Everybody needs a friend.

The mother koala was killed by a car, but the driver stopped and took her in to the vet who discovered twin babies - rare - in her pouch that could be saved!

The mother koala was killed by a car, but the driver stopped and took her in to the vet who discovered twin babies - rare - in her pouch that could be saved!

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