Reptiles are known as the Earth's first truly terrestrial vertebrates. They all have scaly skin and they lay eggs with hard shells on land. They are connected to the land rather than the water. Since they are land animals they have a developed lung system. Reptiles include such creatures as turtles, lizards, crocodiles and snakes.

When we think of reptiles we then think of very primal creatures with not very large brains and lacking the ability to feel emotion and concern for each other. We think of them as having the basic instincts only with their ancient reptilian brains such as hunger, reproduction, thirst, sleep and fight or flight mechanisms.

On the other hand we have seen wonderful examples from the higher intelligence animals such as dogs, cats, horses, dolphins, elephants, of helping out their fellow animals in what seems to be altruistic actions. These animals seem to have a very similar emotional makeup to ourselves as humans with the ability to love, nurture and protect each other.

So the idea that a reptile might also share concern for another creature seems very far fetched. But that is exactly what had taken place between two turtles. Watch the video below and be prepared to feel awe and wonder once again at the friendship and attempts to help a fellow creature in trouble.

Responses to "Turtle to the rescue of another turtle"

  1. Anonymous says:

    What a heart warming video, thank you for sharing :)

  2. shewolfuk says:

    thats what mates are for!!!

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  4. Anonymous says:

    Awesome! Love the music too!

  5. Anonymous says:

    That was so lovely it made me cry

  6. Unknown says:

    So glad for the TORTOISE!

  7. Anonymous says:

    Now That,s A friend.

  8. Elizabeth Jones says:

    Wow, that was amazing it almost made me cry!!!!! No judgment there just here you go, and glad to help. Love it!!!!

  9. Anonymous says:

    I love animals so it made me cry to see the turtle struggle; what a great friend he had to help. Wish we were all that lucky

  10. Anonymous says:

    That was really sweet to see; though, all I could think was, does this mean somebody was just sitting there filming a turtle in distress?

  11. Anonymous says:

    Hate to be cynical, but someone with a video camera just happened to catch this? I suspect a human was involved in the turtle's initial dilemma.... I hope people stop and think about these "heart warming" videos with a critical eye....

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