The tortoise lifespan is STUNNING. Tortoises have the potential to live ten thousand years 😳… the equivalent of lightyears in comparison to the lifespans of other animals.

Tortoises/ Box Turtles are best known for the following traits:

•symbol of the world, of the earth

•carries the world on it’s back

•carries “the map” on its back

•ability to stay grounded, even in moments of disturbance and chaos

•excellent pacing that enables turtle to go the distance

•determination, persistence

•emotional strength and understanding

•ancient wisdom

•linked to the spirit of the water and fluid nature of emotions

•Native American folklore believed that the turtle carried the weight of the American continent on its back

•Hindu & Chinese cultures believe the turtle carries Mother Earth on its back, holding the whole world in balance

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