The Water Bowl: Tortoise Meets a Grape His Own Size! Plus, Jesse Eisenberg on Animals

04/14/2011 at 10:30 AM EDT

The Water Bowl: Tortoise Meets a Grape His Own Size! Plus, Jesse Eisenberg on Animals
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Tim, an exotic Kleinmann tortoise, is a month old and is now the size of a grape. And even though tortoise diets include fruits, Tim probably won't be eating that grape any time soon. –Mail Online

Jesse Eisenberg didn't study bird life to voice his character in Rio, but he was inspired by animals to do the movie. "One of the reasons I wanted to do the movie is because I've become sort of friendly with animal life and to do a movie that promotes, um, the preservation of endangered species, the protection of the environment, was a wonderful opportunity," he said. –NYMag.com

When a pack of Sheltie dogs was photographed wandering a tsunami-stricken town in Japan, animal lovers risked radiation to rescue them. The group saved 20 dogs. –msnbc.com

The Iowa legislature is considering criminalizing the production of images that show what happens at an agricultural facility. Animal rights advocates frequently use undercover footage from farms in their campaigns against industrial farming practices. –New York Times

Kim Jong-il reportedly has dozens of imported German shepherds, Shih Tzus and other dogs from places like France and Switzerland. The North Korean leader spends hundreds of thousands of dollars on them. –The Chosun Ilbo

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