NASCEU MAIS UMA TARTARUGA COM DUAS CABEÇAS NOS EUA
Tartaruga de duas cabeças é batizada de ‘Thelma e Louise’ em zoo nos EUA
Réptil nasceu há uma semana em Zoológico de San Antonio.
Tartaruga vai ser exibida ao público a partir de quinta-feira (27).
Do G1, em São Paulo
TWO-HEADED TURTLE HATCHES AT SAN ANTONIO ZOO
SAN ANTONIO – A two-headed turtle has hatched at the San Antonio Zoo and officials have named her Thelma and Louise.
The female Texas cooter arrived June 18 and will go on display Thursday at the zoo’s Friedrich Aquarium.
Zoo spokeswoman Debbie Rios-Vanskike (van SKYKE’) said Wednesday that the two-headed turtle appears healthy and is able to swim and walk. She says experts at the zoo don’t foresee any health issues for Thelma and Louise, named for the female duo in the 1991 Oscar-winning road movie of the same name.
The San Antonio Zoo is no stranger to two-headed reptiles. The facility was home to a two-headed Texas rat snake named Janus from 1978 until the creature’s death to 1995
MEET THELMA AND LOUISE! THE TWO-HEADED TURTLE BORN AT THE ZOO!
The San Antonio Zoo is excited to announce a very special arrival. A two-headed (bicephalic) Texas cooter named “Thelma and Louise!” Thelma and Louise were part of a quartet of Texas cooters hatched at the Zoo on June 18, 2013 and made their public debut on June 25. Craig Pelke, Curator of Reptiles, Amphibians, and Aquatics, notes that while this is uncommon, it is not unheard of in both the wild and captive populations. Bicephalic animals are actually twins that did not separate, resulting in 2 (or more) heads on one animal. Bicephaly occurs most commonly with snakes and turtles. “At this time, Thelma and Louise are doing well on exhibit and eating with both heads,” Pelke said.