Gopher tortoises, who enjoy being on land where they're able to maintain such basic functions as breathing and not dying, cannot swim. Which is why Florida would like to ask its residents to stop "helping" the tortoises find their way to the ocean's cold, watery depths.
Bibi and Poldi's relationship makes most human marriages look like mere flings. The 115-year-old Giant Tortoises have been together since they were young, eventually growing up to become a bonded pair. But now the century-spanning relationship is coming to an end since Bibi decided she couldn't stand the sight of…
This five-year-old conjoined Central Asian tortoise — which was on display yesterday at the National Museum of Natural History in Kiev, Ukraine — has two heads, six legs, two hearts, one intestine, and one big dilemma.