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Too slow tortoises being trained to speed up

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#1    Still Waters

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Posted 21 June 2013 - 03:39 PM

Three giant tortoises are being put through their paces by trainers at Twycross Zoo.

Normally, Speedy, aged 70, Tim, 40 and Shelly, 30, plod along at less than one mile per hour.

However, the zoo has built an extended outdoor pen for the animals and keepers were concerned the lumbering leviathans would take too long to be put to bed at the end of the day.

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Posted 21 June 2013 - 03:56 PM

Seriously?  I mean "Yay" turtles can be taught but I don't understand the why.

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However, the zoo has built an extended outdoor pen for the animals and keepers were concerned the lumbering leviathans would take too long to be put to bed at the end of the day.

Did it dawn on anyone to start heading them to bed a bit earlier??

I'm confused.

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Posted 21 June 2013 - 04:02 PM

I wonder if the keepers remembers the famous race that he turtles won ....

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bet the keepers lost one too many bets ... :lol:

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