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Britain's Oldest Tortoise Celebrates 130th Birthday
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- 1051 days ago -
A female tortoise called Thomas survived a bomb blast during the Second World War and has since seen in another seven decades.
Last-Of-His-Kind Galapagos Tortoise Dies At 100
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- 1205 days ago -
Lonesome George, the last remaining tortoise of his kind and a conservation icon, died on Sunday of unknown causes, the Galapagos National Park said. He was thought to be about 100 years old. Lonesome George was found in 1972 and had become a symbol..
Stolen Tortoise Returned to Vermont Home
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- 1997 days ago -
A 116-pound African tortoise has returned home after being stolen from its enclosure on a Vermont farm.
Lonesone George's Eggs Infertile Again
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- 2044 days ago -
The incubation period for the eggs from the first nest found this year in Lonesome George's corral is over, producing sad results for the scientific world. Earlier this year, Female #107, a giant tortoise who shares a corral with Lonesome George, laid
So Long, Mary; Hello, Terry. Cleveland Zoo Tortoise, Thought Female for 50-Plus Years, Turns Out to Be Male
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- 2153 days ago -
A tortoise's zookeepers in Cleveland are the ones feeling slow because after more than 50 years, they've discovered "Mary" is actually a male. Officials at the Cleveland Metroparks Zoo say it can be tough to establish the sex of a giant Aldabra tortoise
Pet Tortoise Causes House Fire
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- 2783 days ago -
We've all heard stories of cats and dogs causing house fires by knocking something over, but how about a tortoise? Emma Fox and Paul Butler, a couple in London, were shocked to return to their home and find that their pet tortoise had caused their

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