Tortoises Split After 115 Years Together

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.

Two Giant Turtles Split After 115 Years Together
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112 comments

Annett E.
Annett Ehrlich3 years ago

they might just need a break from each other

Linda S.
Linda S.3 years ago

Maybe they're just having a lovers spat

Laurel Rohrer
Laurel Rohrer3 years ago

Thank you.

Ana Marija Rumbak
ANA MARIJA R3 years ago

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

Anna Jarczynska
Past Member 3 years ago

Oh dear!

Charlene Rush
Charlene Rush3 years ago

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

Carlene V.
Carlene V.3 years ago

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

jodi m.
jodi m.3 years ago

Maybe captivity is the problem?

Summerannie Moon
Summerannie M.3 years ago

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?!

Rebecca Moore
Rebecca M.3 years ago

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.