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Wednesday 17 September 2014

Two-headed turtle born at US zoo

Published 27/06/2013 | 09:22

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Thelma and Louise, a two-headed Texas cooter turtle, at San Antonio Zoo (AP)

A two-headed turtle has hatched at the San Antonio Zoo, with officials naming her Thelma and Louise.

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The female Texas cooter arrived at the US zoo on June 18 and will go on display in the Friedrich Aquarium.

Zoo spokeswoman Debbie Rios-Vanskike said the two-headed turtle appears healthy and is able to swim and walk.

She said experts do not 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.

(San Antonio Zoo)

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