There is a magnificent tree in Northern California that is 3,200 years old.
Not every tree has a nickname, but ‘The President’ has earned it. This giant sequoia stands 247 feet tall and is estimated to be over 3,200 years old.
The trunk of the president measures 27 feet across with 2 BILLION needles from base to top.
Because of its unbelievable size,until now, tree has never been photographed in its entirety.
A team of National Geographic photographers worked with scientists to try and create the first photo that shows the president in all its glory.
They climbed the tree with pulleys and levers while taking thousands of photos. Of those, they selected 126 and stitched them together to get an incredible portrait of the President.
And here it is:
I think you will have to agree that “This President” is pretty incredible.
This is Teddy. He’s part of the Texas traveling educational zoo, or Zooniversity.
Wild porcupines are solitary creatures who don’t like to share. Teddy, although not wild, still doesn’t like to share.
When wild porcupines squabble over food or den space they sound a lot like Teddy.
A 90-year-old tortoise nicknamed Mrs. T is now mobile again thanks to a custom set of wheels. After a rat attack resulted in the lose of her two front legs, her owners affixed wheels from a model aircraft to her shell, The Telegraph reports.
“It was like fitting her with a turbo charger — she’s going double the speed she used to,” Jude Ryder, Mrs. T’s owner, said. “She uses her back legs to push herself along.”
The Ryders took Mrs. T to a vet after the rat attack, but were worried she would have to be put down if she remained immobile. Luckily, Jude’s son Dale is a mechanical engineer, and he was able to design the wheels in a way that would work with Mrs. T’s movements.
“She took to them straight away, but she has had to learn how to turn and stop,” Jude said. “She seems quite happy, but it’s difficult to tell with a tortoise.”