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HAPPY BIRTHDAY ZOYA!!!!!!!

Get ready for a day of Zoya spam everyone! Though I don’t know her official hatch date, or how old she really is, we celebrate her birthday on the day I adopted her. 3 years ago today! So we are going to post some never before posted pics and videos as well as review some of our favorites from the last few years. 

here is a video taken 2 days after she came into my life. SO little (though you can’t really tell from the angle of the crappy phone video). This was back before I figured out NOT to give her red peppers or house her in a tank :s but don’t worry by that time the next week I’d built her a giant castle. 

HAPPY BIRTHDAY ZOYA!!!!!!!

Get ready for a day of Zoya spam everyone! Though I don’t know her official hatch date, or how old she really is, we celebrate her birthday on the day I adopted her. 3 years ago today! So we are going to post some never before posted pics and videos as well as review some of our favorites from the last few years. 

here is a video taken 2 days after she came into my life. SO little (though you can’t really tell from the angle of the crappy phone video). This was back before I figured out NOT to give her red peppers or house her in a tank :s but don’t worry by that time the next week I’d built her a giant castle. 

Happy Birthday Gus!! Oldest living Gopher tortoise!

Gus the tortoise celebrated his 90th birthday Sunday with almost 1,000 people at theMuseum of Natural History in Halifax.

Museum staff believe Gus, who is barely bigger than a cat, is the oldest gopher tortoise in the world.

They estimate he hatched sometime between 1920 and 1925.

His guests were treated to birthday cake and lemonade, but Gus himself dined on organic blueberries and strawberries.

The fruit was a “special treat” for the almost-century-old tortoise.

Jeff Gray, the museum’s curator of marketing and communications, said Gus usually sticks to a balanced diet of lettuce, berries and bananas.

Gus spent a large part of his birthday in his habitat at the museum, but he came out for a round of birthday wishes.

Children sang happy birthday and drew hearts and well wishes on his birthday card, but the real celebration came when Gus went for an afternoon walk.

It Gus’s opportunity to interact with his guests, something Gray said the tortoise loves to do.

“He really does love people… he’s a little slow in the morning getting up but once he gets going by mid-afternoon he seems to really interact well with visitors,” Gray said.

Gus didn’t seem too motivated to walk around, preferring instead to sit and watch his birthday festivities.

But he was treated to lots of inquisitive pats from his younger guests.

Happy Birthday Gus!! Oldest living Gopher tortoise!

Gus the tortoise celebrated his 90th birthday Sunday with almost 1,000 people at theMuseum of Natural History in Halifax.

Museum staff believe Gus, who is barely bigger than a cat, is the oldest gopher tortoise in the world.

They estimate he hatched sometime between 1920 and 1925.

His guests were treated to birthday cake and lemonade, but Gus himself dined on organic blueberries and strawberries.

The fruit was a “special treat” for the almost-century-old tortoise.

Jeff Gray, the museum’s curator of marketing and communications, said Gus usually sticks to a balanced diet of lettuce, berries and bananas.

Gus spent a large part of his birthday in his habitat at the museum, but he came out for a round of birthday wishes.

Children sang happy birthday and drew hearts and well wishes on his birthday card, but the real celebration came when Gus went for an afternoon walk.

It Gus’s opportunity to interact with his guests, something Gray said the tortoise loves to do.

“He really does love people… he’s a little slow in the morning getting up but once he gets going by mid-afternoon he seems to really interact well with visitors,” Gray said.

Gus didn’t seem too motivated to walk around, preferring instead to sit and watch his birthday festivities.

But he was treated to lots of inquisitive pats from his younger guests.