Saturday, January 15, 2011

Here's Looking at You

While visiting the San Diego Zoo, I spent quite a bit of time observing the frisky tortoises. Apparently during summer, the zoo encouraged the tortoises to mate and they were very active. To give the female tortoises a break now, the zookeepers kept the male tortoises separate from the female ones in the exhibit. Although separated, the male tortoises were still in heat and seeking companionship, just unsuccessfully with each other. Between relationships, this 150-year-old tortoise looked up at me and gave a huge grin for this photograph. They were such characters!

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