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Beyond the Aquarium - June 11, 2018
Part IV: Transporting and Treating Tortoises in Madagascar

We scrambled to ready 600 tortoises for transport, giving each of them a shallow bath to hydrate them for the long ride—they often drink a lot of water during their baths (and urinate and...

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Beyond the Aquarium - June 9, 2018
Part III: Treating Rescued Tortoises in Madagascar

It is my sixth day working with the team treating thousands of radiated tortoises in Madagascar. The days are hot and fatiguing. We continue to treat the sicker tortoises, provide food and water for...

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Beyond the Aquarium - June 6, 2018
Part II: Aquarium Vet Helping to Save Radiated Tortoises

The Aquarium's head veterinarian is part of an international effort to help more than 10,000 endangered radiated tortoises seized from a poacher. Here's an account of some of the day-to-day...

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Beyond the Aquarium - June 4, 2018
Part I: Aquarium Vet Helping Save Radiated Tortoises

The Aquarium's head veterinarian is part of an international effort to help more than 10,000 endangered radiated tortoises seized from a poacher. Here's a little background about the situation. ...

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