Giant tortoises who helped save their species from the brink of extinction, released on Galapagos Islands
One of the newly freed tortoises is Diego, estimated to be around 100 years old is renowned for his fertility and fathered some 800 offspring.
A young female is directly related to the Chelonoidis abingdonii species, whose last descendant was Lonesome George, died in 2012.
Anuja Mital and Sneha Dharwadkar host a celebration every year on World Turtle Day, with a week-long spotting event. They also run a Facebook page called Freshwater Turtles and Tortoises of India, where they encourage people to post photographs of turtles and tortoises they have spotted all over India. Social media is a good outreach platform and we cannot conserve animals without the help of the community, they say.
Game of Thrones sound designer Paula Fairfield says the noises made by the dragon Drogon are actually recordings of mating tortoises.
Malaysia has foiled an attempt to smuggle dozens of bearded dragon lizards and tortoises into the country from neighboring Thailand to be sold as pets.