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Flipped-over tortoise gets a clutch assist from his tortoise bro

The animal kingdom at its best.


Michelle Jaworski

Internet Culture

Posted on Dec 16, 2014   Updated on May 29, 2021, 11:33 pm CDT

These turtles have each other’s backs—literally.

According to the description, YouTube user AuDi Yi and his daughter were at the Taipei Zoo on a school trip when they spotted a tortoise on his back, helpless. Before a zookeeper could enter and flip him over, his tortoise bro stepped in to lend a hand. That’s what friends are for, right?

It’s a harrowing rescue, and the children watching it are on the edge of their seats.

The reptilian rescue occurred back in November, but it’s getting a second life after being posted on Reddit.

Screengrab via AuDi Yu/YouTube

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*First Published: Dec 16, 2014, 11:03 am CST