Jerusalem Biblical Zoo

Reptile Romance In Jerusalem

08/28/2008 - 20:00
Staff Writer
How do you get a 55-pound turtle out of her shell — her social shell, that is? You turn her into a living skateboard. That’s what they did at the Jerusalem Biblical Zoo the other day. Arava, a 10-year-old African Spurred Tortoise, arrived a few months ago from a petting zoo in southern Israel. Paralyzed in her hind legs for undetermined reasons, she was depressed, lethargic and immobile, even by turtle standards, zoo officials said. She had no suitors.

Reptile Romance In Jerusalem

08/26/2008 - 20:00
Staff Writer
How do you get a 55-pound turtle out of her shell — her social shell, that is? You turn her into a living skateboard.
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