Galapagos tortoise can’t get its mouth around tasty pumpkin

Galapagos tortoise can’t get its mouth around tasty pumpkin

Totally the worst! But never fear, torts are nothing but determined when it comes to noms. 

These Galapagos tortoises were part of the San Diego Zoo’s 100th-anniversary celebration.  One special pumpkin with 100 carved into it went to Grandma, the oldest of the Zoo’s Galapagos tortoises. At 135 years old, we think she earned that special pumpkin. 

tort-time:

Zoya has learned to open doors by herself… or get someone else to do it if she can’t. The escape tactics division of the #Turtpocalypse will be very pleased. 

Its #TBT! today Zoya reminded me that she knows about doors. She can open them herself or, if that doesn’t work, she’ll train a human to do it for her. She proved it 2 years ago and she proved it today. 

To all our Shells and humans in the path of Hurricane Mathew…

Please stay safe!

We’re sending good thoughts to all. And let’s also think good thoughts for the threatened Gopher Tortoises whose habitats are in the direct line of the storm.