Tortoises

The wrong tortoise?

Diego got the credit for saving his species. But he shouldn't have.
Diego got the credit for saving his species. But he shouldn't have. Jackie Leonard and Victoria Gill explain.
(Picture: Diego, the giant Galapagos tortoise of Espanola island.
Credit: EPA)
A man in Tewkesbury walks his step-daughter's tortoise to the local pub every day
Nancy Drew the tortoise has become famous around Tewkesbury, with people loving to stop and say hello.

The divorce that shook the reptilian world

A relationship between two tortoises ended suddenly after 100 years and no one knows why
In Austria, there is a sweet story of a romance that lasted for over a hundred years. No one can be completely certain, but it's believed a love story between two tortoises called Bibi and Poldi began somewhere in the Galapagos Islands, a volcanic group of Islands in the Pacific Ocean.  Wherever they went, they travelled as a pair and were the oldest and most popular residents of the Reptilienzoo in Austria. However, this romance mysteriously ended and no one knows why. The zoo's director Helga Happ told Outlook's Nawal Al-Maghafi all about the pair.

Image: Bibi and Poldi in 2013
Credit: Reptilienzoo
Horned pit viper and tree frogs found at Indian airport
Nine boxes of rare animals were taken from a passenger by customs officials at Chennai airport in India.
Golf ball-sized endangered tortoises hatch at Chester Zoo
The critically endangered radiated tortoise can grow to half a metre in length and reach 100 years old.