Posts tagged "galapagos tortoise"

150 Year Old Galapagos Tortoise Peacefully Put To Rest

A giant Galapagos tortoise named Speed, who was more than 150 years old was put down at the San Diego Zoo in California on Sunday.

Zoologists say that Speed had been in geriatric decline for some years now and that it was time to end his suffering.

Speed was brought to…

By: Katrin Higher / June 21, 2015

The London Zoo Puts On A Romantic Concert To Get Tortoises In The Mood To Mate

The London zoo pulled out all the stops to get their Galapagos tortoises, a species under threat of extinction, in the mood to mate. They hoped that hiring French pianist, Richard Clayderman, to play his album “Romantique” would sexually arouse the creatures. No such luck.

Through “Ballade pour Adeline” and “Chariots of Fire”…

By: Ami Angelowicz / February 12, 2013