Toby the Turtle (incorrectly known as "Toby the Tortoise") is a small turtle who is best friends with Doris and Kevin. He is a little scared sometimes.

Physical Appearance

He is a blue turtle and has a blue and periwinkle shell. Despite being called a "tortoise", he is actually a turtle.


Toby has a good relationship with Doris and Kevin. He and the other two are notable for having fun together. He is actually scared of storms as revealed in Episode 14.


Season 1

  • The Story of Kevin the Crocodile (first appearance)
  • The Story of Giggles and Tickles
  • The Story of Zed the Zebra (book only, no lines)
  • The Story of the Juicy Fruit Tree
  • The Story of the Elephant Bird (one line only)
  • The Story of Toby the Tortoise
  • The Story of Ronald and the Tic Tic Bird (no lines)
  • The Story of Gary the Dromedary
  • The Story of Molly and Nathalie (unheard cheers only)
  • The Story of Doris the Duck

Season 2

  • The Story of the Dawn Chorus
  • The Story of Kevin's Magic Trick
  • The Story of Alan the Aardvark
  • The Story of Casper the Chameleon
  • The Story of Georgina's Bumbleberry Soup

Season 3

  • The Story of Nelson's Nephew, Nigel
  • The Story of Georgina, Queen of Fashion
  • The Story of Toby's New House
  • The Story of Victor's Bad Teeth Day
  • The Story of the Jungle Pie
  • The Story of Alan's Catchy Tune (unheard cheers only)
  • The Story of Herbert's Watermelons
  • The Story of Doris's Precious Things

Season 4

  • The Story of Zed's Really Helpful Mood
  • The Story of the Flamingo Festival (unheard cheers only)
  • The Story of the End of the Rainy Season Clean
  • The Story of a Long Night in the Jungle
  • The Story of the Savannah Craze
  • The Story of the Jungle Ball
  • The Story of Doris's Flower





  • Toby is based on a African helmeted turtle (Pelomedusa subrufa).
  • Since he is incorrectly called a "tortoise", Toby is actually a turtle. This is to avoid confusion between the sea turtles and the land tortoise.
  • Toby was inspired by the drawing of a turtle designed by Vrombaut as a child.
  • His first appearance was actually Episode 2, despite being shown in the opening song.
  • He share traits with Javier in "Wild Kratts". Both, he and Toby are afraid of something (Toby is afraid of thunderstorms and Javier is afraid of Gila monsters).