Meet Manhattan’s Turtle Lady

Meet Manhattan’s Turtle Lady

(whimsical music) – Walter, Pepper and Chili. Louvinia, Billy Idol, Lil’
Hootie, Stevie Wonder, Opus, Lolly, Top Hat. Right now I think I have about 36 turtles. I’m Lorri Cramer, I’m the
turtle lady of Manhattan. I’m the only wildlife
rehabilitator in the city that works just specifically with turtles. I rehab turtles in an
apartment in New York City. Bringing turtles into
the country illegally, has become big business. I get turtles from the Department of Environmental Conservation,
U.S. Fish and Wildlife, the urban park rangers, even by policemen. Last summer I had 680 baby
turtles that were brought here from the Department of
Environmental Conservation. It’s overwhelming to have
a large amount of turtles in a New York City apartment. I’ve promised my husband a bathroom and a bedroom without turtles. The back bathroom is
where we take our showers, and it’s a people bathroom. (laughs) If I lived outside the
city and I had a yard, I probably would be rehabilitating all kinds of wild animals. But here in Manhattan,
turtles are perfect. When I was a child there was no place for women in vet school. But somehow things come full circle. I’m a turtle nurse, that’s basically it. I think that I’ll get good
turtle points in Heaven. (whimsical music)

Randy Schultz

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55 thoughts on “Meet Manhattan’s Turtle Lady

  1. JrFlow Official says:


  2. Lillian Hester says:

    I love turtles!!

  3. Torterra Boy says:

    This is amazing. I also live in NYC with a tortoise.

  4. Cryptic Narwhale says:


  5. Zcvxs says:

    Turtles are creepy asf

  6. Andrew Serna says:

    Good god the turtles look adorable in this video!

  7. jamie found says:

    Uuuuuuuuh okay

  8. BHuang92 says:

    Reminds me of a Ronald Dahl story.

  9. Trisev O-860U says:

    Turtle lady. Instead of throwing cats she throws turtles

  10. Jack B says:

    I bet it smells

  11. Mark Graham says:

    I like turtles

  12. Carlos Pacheco says:

    Awesome. Now we know where the TMNT go get patched up after a big fight.

  13. Abraham Lincoln says:

    I'd love to have her as my Aunt. Too bad I'm in Ireland

  14. Karlo Croatia says:

    Give that lady a bigger house with a nice big yard

  15. SassyHusky :3 says:

    I used to have a turtle but a guy around our house killed it by accident with a machete while cutting our grass ;-;

  16. Liz says:

    This video was so cute TURTLES!! 💖

  17. Choco Zeus says:

    Did anyone see a grenade at first in the thumbnail?

  18. Dustin Worth says:

    I accidentally ran over a baby turtle today. Was starting to forget about it, then I saw this video. Thanks a lot GBS.

  19. Bigalow45 says:

    I thought she was holding a frag grenade

  20. TooRealForTV says:

    guy is s good filmmaker these short films are highly entertaining. like the ones with the added voice overs more.

  21. MiCKi914 says:

    Awww, they're so cute! Good on you, turtle lady. Subscribed!

  22. Cristian Lopez says:

    That house must stink

  23. B10M0RPH says:

    The TMNT would be proud.

  24. Hans Aguilera says:

    best person in the world

  25. Part-Time Youtuber says:

    I always love seeing the Great Big Story ads before videos, they're always so nice

  26. TurxtleKinq says:

    I like turtles 🙂

  27. Noah Henderson says:

    "I think that I'll get good turtle points in Heaven." I love her. She seems like the type of Christian who belives Christ died for her and doesn't take his word to any extreme. Instead of "FUCK THE NON-BELIEVERS" it's "I get extra turtle points ❤🐢❤"

  28. Gab C says:

    Me: Sees an ad about turtles HOLY SHIT! HOOOLLLYYYY SHIT! I am excited.

  29. Ana C. says:

    so pure

  30. Warner Robinson says:

    her house must smell like shit

  31. しらが ふ Siraga says:

    00:26 im sure that's a tortoise……haven't seen a turtle with legs that long and can walk…….

  32. Stuff And Things says:

  33. Nico Lee says:

    This woman is incredible. You truly have to love animals to dedicate this much time to them. How admirable.

  34. Emily Artful says:

    WTF is wrong with Stevie Wonder!? Cute, though!

  35. Alicia Ross says:

    Owns 30 turtles and Not a single one of them is named after Renaissance masters. Shame lol.

  36. GoshRae says:

    oh my god this is,,,, its so pure

  37. Caroline Nguyen says:

    Such perfect turtle names

  38. Hypnogogiac says:


    This takes the I Like Turtles kid to a new level

  39. Isaac Whales says:

    I collect turtles/tortoises myself she is AWESOME!!

  40. Tiger Cub says:

    She's the best!☆♡☆🐢🐢

  41. Cilla Figueroa says:

    Goals ..

  42. kiuhlahla says:

    Please, the bgm at the end is so beautiful – could I know the name?

  43. Able Fable says:

    More manageable than cats

  44. peachyy tearss says:

    Awww so cute

  45. poke info says:

    And tortises

  46. ResidentEvil302 Rican215usa says:

    I'll show her my turtle

  47. ResidentEvil302 Rican215usa says:

    I fucked a turtle once .. turtle turtle

  48. Elena Brandt says:

    A turt named Billy Idol. Yaaaaas

  49. The Nightmare says:

    I have a pet tortoise!🐢

  50. c h e e z e w h e e z e says:

    Omg she is the future meeeeer!!!!

  51. Danny Alexander says:

    I love turtles
    I hate turtles lies
    I like turtles
    I lose turtles
    I have a turtle
    dont harm a turtle
    listen to me
    I have a baby painted turtle!

  52. Miguel Gonzalez says:

    What a beautiful woman with a beautiful soul

  53. Lady snake84 says:

    To be honest, I think it'll be a good idea if the Ninja turtles had a mother!

  54. Star Platinum says:

    Where is Polnareff?

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