Tortoise fans like me should make plans to visit the Knoxville Zoo soon. The male Aldabran Tortoises are “socializing” with the Fun Girls from Mount Pilot Zoo Atlanta. With luck, the sexagenarian females could become mothers to a clutch of hatchlings in the winter.
Amy McRary of the Knoxville News-Sentinel wrote an informative article about 130-year-old Al, who hadn’t seen a female tortoise since 1983. No offense to Amy but the truly entertaining content is in the embedded video by photojournalist Saul Young. Be forewarned, it’s for mature reptiles only.
When I watched the video, it segued directly into a video about the global finals competition for Destination ImagiNation. The comments on the tortoise story include remarks about the sound the animals made and the quote from the zookeeper who said it was “quicker than we thought.” One person posted a YouTube link without explanation. It led to the music video for “Slow Hand” by the Pointer Sisters.