When you’re 85 and 650lbs, you don’t have to share your birthday treats. Happy Hatchday, Bravo!
Newport Aquarium’s giant Galapagos tortoise celebrated his 85th birthday with a special cake from his favorite fruits and vegetables.
Bravo is the largest turtle in the Midwest at 650 pounds and turns 85-years-old on Saturday. Staffers created a birthday cake for him using watermelon, oranges, carrots, broccoli and lettuce.
Bravo hatched April 19, 1929 on the Ecuadorian island of Santa Cruz. He arrived at the United States as part of the last group of tortoises exported from the Galapagos Islands.
Bravo shares his birthday with a close friend. His primary caretaker, biologist Michelle Fry, was also born on April 19.