One of our turtles got some fan mail! Chip is an outgoing turtle who made friends with Milo, one of our visitors. Chip is an eastern pained turtle we adopted last year along with another larger and more aggressive turtle. We suspect the other turtle had bullied and bitten Chip as he came to us missing some toes on one foot and several chunks were missing from the front edges of his shell (inspiring his name). We immediately set Chip up in his own tank and now he seems to be thriving! Visitors sometimes ask why we keep so many of our animals by themselves. The truth is most of the creatures we keep are solitary by nature and can be stressed by the too-close presence of others, even of the same species, and will sometimes fight and injure one another. When we do keep animals in groups we must always be in the lookout for signs of aggression or stress and be prepared to split them up. Thanks for the letter Milo!