Andy Odum, Toledo Zoo assistant director of animal programs and curator of herpetology, photographs Emerson
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100-year-old Galapagos tortoise gets new home in Ohio

An extremely rare Galapagos tortoise thought to be 100 years old has been given a new home at a zoo in Ohio.

Emerson had been a resident at San Diego Zoo since the 1980s, but was moved earlier this week. Even though he's lived through two world wars and seen off 16 American presidents - he could still live for another 50 years.

Galapagos tortoises are listed as vulnerable by the International Union for Conservation of Nature because of competition for resources in their native land.

Claire Brennan reports.

  • 29 Aug 2014
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