After 115 Years Together, Tortoise Couple Splits Up

Via CTV News:

More than a century’s worth of matrimony wasn’t enough to keep them together.

After 115 years as an item, two tortoises at an Austrian zoo have decided to call it quits.

Trouble began recently when Bibi and Poldi started to pester one another in the cage they’ve shared at the Klagenfurt Austrian Zoo, where they’ve resided for 36 years.

The two hulking creatures grew up together and, until now, have been inseparable. But now, the star-crossed tortoises refuse to share a cage with one another. “We get the feeling they can’t stand the sight of each other anymore,” Zoo Director Helga Happ told Austrian Times.

Read more: CTV News

5 Comments on "After 115 Years Together, Tortoise Couple Splits Up"

  1. This is blaring on hundreds of news websites, but uh… I don’t care? Am I supposed to care? Turtles? Is there a hidden message?

    • I guess a relationship that lasted from 1897-2012 is pretty interesting, even when it’s a turtle.

  2. It’s newsworthy because the male robbed the turtle cradle by running off with a much younger 100-year-old seductress.

  3. Wonder what caused this?  

  4. 100 years huh?

    Generally it takes me a maximum of 2 years.

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