Wednesday, June 13, 2012

115 years is long enough

The world's oldest animal marriage looks set to have ended after an incredible 115 years when the two Giant Turtles at an Austrian  zoo refused to share their cage anymore.

Bibi and Poldi have been a pair since before anyone alive today can remember - they have been together at the Austrian zoo in Klagenfurt for 36 years and before that they lived at Basel zoo in Switzerland.

They are both 115 years old - they have been together since they were young and grew up together, eventually becoming a pair.

 Zoo staff realised the pair had fallen out after Bibi attacked her partner - biting off a chunk of his shell - and then carrying out several further attacks until he was moved to another enclosure.



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