A Chelonian with Attitude. Photography by Keith R Wahl and Text by JK Wahl
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Chelonian AttitudinizeA tortoise in an enclosure at Roger Williams Park Zoo in Providence, Rhode Island.
The radiated tortoise has one of the most interesting bodies of all animals. For instance, the radiated tortoise can live up to fifty years. Also, the tortoise's shell is composed of two sections, the carapace (the upper, or dorsal part), and the plastron (the lower, or ventral part). Both of these sections are part of the tortoise's body, containing blood vessels and nerves. This makes it so that the tortoise can feel if something touches it on the shell.
This particular tortoise is from the Roger Williams Park Zoo in Providence, Rhode Island. Outside of the "World of Adaptations" building, lies this exhibit. The tortoise moves happily around its exhibit, at its own pace and in its own time. As it observes its constantly changing environment, I realize how nice it must be to be a tortoise.
Chelonian PresentingA tortoise in an enclosure at Roger Williams Park Zoo in Providence, Rhode Island.
Chelonian Attitudinize, Chelonian Posturing & Chelonian Presenting at Roger Williams Park Zoo, Providence, Rhode Island
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