Giant tortoises enjoy housewarming party as new enclosure opens to public

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ianto Galapagos Tortoise London Zoo They have been treated to a housewarming party before the public opening of their new residence.

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Dolly, Polly and Priscilla chew watermelon under a housewarming banner to celebrate the opening of the house giants From the enclosure of the Galapagos.

Zoo veterinarian Dr Chris Michaels said: “Dolly, Polly and Priscilla have taken great pleasure in examining everything their new home has to offer over the past few weeks.”

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The tortoises, all 26 years old and expected to live over 100 years, will now live in a 27C tropical environment.

Dr Michaels continued: “Dolly is a particular fan of some self-care in the mud wall, while Polly likes to treat herself to a cool down in the lagoon pool.”

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Starting Saturday, visitors will be able to visit Dolly, Polly and Priscilla at the exhibit, and learn how little ones the size of a hamster eventually develop into the world’s largest turtles.

Dr Michaels said: “We look forward to welcoming visitors inside the new exhibit for the first time this Saturday, where they will be able to see our giant trio in their new home and learn more about the ancient world of the Galapagos Islands. “

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