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27 Jun

Two Heads Are Better Than One!: Two-Headed Turtle Born at San Antonio Zoo

 

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Credit: San Antonio Zoo

Check this out! An adorable two-headed turtle was born June 18, at the San Antonio Zoo - which means she's twice as cute.They've named her Thelma and Louise - perfect, right?

In a statement, Craig Pelke, Curator of Curator of Reptiles, Amphibians, and Aquatics, said that while the birth of a two-headed turtle is uncommon, it's not unheard of. In fact, bicephaly occurs most commonly in snakes in turtles and is the result of twins that did not separate.

The turtles went on display June 25 with its three other siblings born in the same brood.Thelma and Louis appear to be healthy - eating from both mouths, swimming and walking.

See more photos of Thelma and Louise!

To see more live turtle action, tune into Call of the Wildman, every Sunday at 9PM E/P!


Jodi Westrick is a Digital Media Producer for AnimalPlanet.com. Follow her on Twitter @jodilyn and/or Instagram @jodilynw for photos of and posts about her ridiculously cute cats, Otis and Etta.

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