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World's oldest 2-headed tortoise to have new home built

National News // Aug. 10, 2020

The world’s oldest living 2-headed tortoise is to get a new home at the Geneva Natural History Museum. 

Wikipedia World's oldest 2-headed tortoise to have new home built

Janus was born at the museum 23 years ago and has become a bit of a mascot, including being featured on international news channels over the years. 

He used to be on display near the cafeteria, but due to ill health was taken to the top floor and looked after by a keeper. 

A 2 headed tortoise would not live long in the wild as it can’t retract into its shell. 

A new purpose-built tank will soon allow visitors to see Janus once again.  


 

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