These two cuties are done, signed and ready for their new home! **On another note, I’m not sure if this is only interesting to me, but as I was cropping this picture I had inverted it (second picture) and it completely changed my prospective of the painting, the inverted version looks so crooked to me. I’m left handed and notice that a lot of my paintings lean to the left, it never bothered me but seeing them lean to the right looks so wrong, is it just me? I’m always curious what others eyes first get drawn to, after staring at something so long you tend to become blind to certain things. Have you experienced this?
Tongues out Tuesday for this gentle Aldabra giant Tortoise.
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Interestingly it was In 1919 when the British governor of Seychelles sent a gift of four Aldabra giant tortoises to Changuu from the island of Aldabra. These tortoises bred quickly, and by 1955 they numbered around 200 animals. However, people began to steal the tortoises for sale abroad as pets or for food, and their numbers dropped rapidly. By 1988 there were around 100 tortoises, fifty in 1990 and just seven by 1996. A further 80 hatchlings were taken to the island in 1996 to increase the numbers, but 40 of them vanished. The Zanzibar government, with assistance from the World Society for the Protection of Animals (Now known as World Animal Protection), built a large compound for the protection of the animals, and by 2000 numbers had recovered to 17 adults, 50 juveniles and 90 hatchlings.
The species is now considered vulnerable. It has been placed on the IUCN Red List by the International Union for Conservation of Nature. More tortoises, mainly juveniles, continue to be brought to the island from other locations for conservation. There is a dedicated foundation on the island which looks after the tortoises' welfare. Visitors can observe and feed the tortoises. #wandertheworldincolor
Tounges... Out... for Winter!!! Get ready for more of the Grinchiest Sphynxmas! I honestly cannot be more happier with these photos. @mandydempseyphoto is constantly out doing herself. She is a gift that is constantly giving and we love her so much! .
📸 @mandydempseyphoto 👚 @sphynxswag .
Berks County Sheriff’s K9 Rizzo. K9 Rizzo is proudly wearing his @julius_k9 harness. Rizzo with a strong showing for #TonguesOutTuesday
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