Tippy the Turtle

On December 21, 2005, Tippy the Terrible Terrapin was looking for a new home in Springfield. The very friendly reptile had outlived his human family and he was adopted by the Wonders of Wildlife Museum in Springfield. 

This post was contributed by Ross Malone. A historian and a retired school teacher, Ross has authored many books about Missouri’s history, weird facts, and folk tales. He has also written children’s historical fiction. Visit his website, and buy his books in the Missouri Life store.

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