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10 Animals Riding Turtles

From kittens to frogs, here are 10 adorable animals hitching a ride from their turtle and tortoise friends.

Go, Speedy, go! This tortoise is in close pursuit of a toy truck that always seems to be just out of reach. Not to worry, though. He doesn't plan on giving up the chase. Share this on Facebook? MORE ON PAWNATION: Mother Cat Adopts Baby Rabbit Beagle Brings Crying Baby Toys as an Apology Talented Cat Jumps Over Water to Open Door...

Tortoise shells are a hot commodity on the black market, selling for tens of thousands of dollars. Now, conservationists are taking a risky step to save endangered tortoises, purposely defacing the shells with carvings and engravings in an effort to save tortoises from poachers, ABC News reports. Credit: Getty Creative "Endangered tortoises and turtles are facing a real threat, and we're hoping that this will be an effective tool to keep them safe," said Eric Goode, the founder and president of the Turtle Conservancy. Laser inscribing, tattoos and engravings are all being used as marks on the tortoises. Having been hunted to near extinction, they remain a target for poachers and...

Dogs may be good at fetch, but tortoises are the masters of hide-and-seek. According to Io9, a red-footed tortoise who was believed to have escaped her home 30 years ago was found alive and well in the family's storeroom. Manuela the tortoise made her supposed disappearing act from the Almedia family in Rio De Janiero back in 1982. The family was renovating their home, and admittedly were not keeping an eye on the animal's whereabouts. When they couldn't find Manuela later, they assumed she slipped out a door left open by workers. In...