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Tortoises Split After 115 Years Together

Two Giant Turtles Split After 115 Years Together
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Bibi and Poldi, two Giant Tortoises at an Austrian zoo, are calling it quits after a 115 year relationship. The pair has been together their whole lives but they’ve become violent towards each other, causing zookeepers to keep them apart. Gillian Pensavalle thinks they gave it a good shot and we should respect their privacy during this emotional time. Photo Credit: jimbowen0306 via Flickr.

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12:03PM PDT on Apr 22, 2013

they might just need a break from each other

1:23AM PDT on Apr 22, 2013

Maybe they're just having a lovers spat

11:46PM PDT on Apr 20, 2013

Thank you.

7:18AM PDT on Apr 19, 2013

Interesting story & comments, indeed... :))
@Kenneth L. & Dandalion G. LOL

8:24AM PDT on Apr 18, 2013

Oh dear!

12:08PM PDT on Apr 15, 2013

I can't even imagine a relationship with 'anyone', for 115 years.

6:15AM PDT on Apr 14, 2013

Weird after being together so long. Wonder what the real issue is.

4:49AM PDT on Apr 14, 2013

Maybe captivity is the problem?

1:55AM PDT on Apr 14, 2013

For me I d say there was something else going on between them or happened to them and sometimes extra eyes and an even bigger understanding of animals ie an animal communicator or an Intuitive communicator can figure it out but I believe that for them, there was something else going on that perhaps the keepers didnt see or realize.
Interesting. However, sometimes a marriage made in heaven can crumble from uttering a sentence. Wonder what one said to the other?.....ha I ve had it dear?!

1:54PM PDT on Apr 13, 2013

Obviously if their being violent with each other after this much time its over something else. Their social animals who should be living differently & it finally reached its peak.

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