A turtle and tortoise show in Balboa Park!

A large African Spurred Tortoise takes a ride to the San Diego Turtle and Tortoise Society's annual show in Balboa Park.
A large African Spurred Tortoise takes a ride to the San Diego Turtle and Tortoise Society’s annual show in Balboa Park.

Yesterday morning I took a quick walk through beautiful Balboa Park and stumbled upon a turtle and tortoise show in the Casa del Prado. I lingered for a few minutes, learning a little about these fascinating animals. The show continues through Sunday, July 24 (today), so if you read this in time and are heading to the park, you might want to check it out for yourself! You can adopt a turtle or a tortoise, too!

A clean tortoise is a happy tortoise.
A clean tortoise is a happy tortoise.
The San Diego Turtle and Tortoise Society has their annual show and plant sale this weekend in Balboa Park's Casa del Prado.
The San Diego Turtle and Tortoise Society has their annual show and plant sale this weekend in Balboa Park’s Casa del Prado.
The popular show features turtles and tortoises up for adoption, and every sort of product an owner might need.
The popular show features turtles and tortoises up for adoption, and every sort of product an owner might need.
The San Diego Turtle and Tortoise Society rescues, rehabilitates and adopts these fascinating animals to safe and appropriate homes.
The San Diego Turtle and Tortoise Society rescues, rehabilitates and adopts these fascinating animals to safe and appropriate homes.
Visitor in Balboa Park watches two big African Spurred Tortoises.
Visitor in Balboa Park watches two big African Spurred Tortoises.
Another photo of an African Spurred Tortoise. A beautiful animal.
Another photo of an African Spurred Tortoise. A beautiful animal.
Photo of a Red-footed Tortoise.
Photo of a Red-footed Tortoise.
Fun turtle and tortoise gifts include these small street signs.
Fun turtle and tortoise gifts include these small street signs.
These two friendly tortoises are just hanging out together and enjoying another perfect day in Balboa Park.
These two friendly tortoises are just hanging out together and enjoying another perfect day in Balboa Park.

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Richard Schulte

Downtown San Diego has been my home for many years. My online activities reflect my love for writing, blogging, walking and photography.

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