Bronx Zoo debuts two massive tortoises

While they lack the karate kicks and snappy quips, the Bronx Zoo debuted two large male Aldabra tortoises currently grazing in its Zoo Center.

bronx zoo While they lack the karate kicks and snappy quips, the Bronx Zoo recently debuted two large male Aldabra tortoises currently grazing in its Zoo Center.
Credit: Julie Larsen Maher

 

Movie theaters aren't the only place New Yorkers can try to see giant and rare turtles.

 

 

While they lack the karate kicks and snappy quips, the Bronx Zoo recently debuted two large male Aldabra tortoises currently grazing in its Zoo Center.

 

The shelled creatures are a vulnerable species, according to zoo officials — they are one of two remaining species of giant tortoises, with about 100,000 of this particular specials remaining in the wild.

And while the two newest additions to the zoo might be uncommon, they're also hearty. One of the turtles weighs in at 400 and 600 pounds and can live for up to 200 years or longer.

bronx zoo While they lack the karate kicks and snappy quips, the Bronx Zoo recently debuted two large male Aldabra tortoises currently grazing in its Zoo Center.
Credit: Julie Larsen Maher

You like turtles?

The Bronx Zoo is open daily 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays and until 5:30 p.m. April to October. The zoo is open 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m November to March.

Adults: $16.95, children (3 to 12 years old) $12.95, children under 3 are free, seniors (65 years or older) are $14.95.

Click here for more information or call 718-367-1010.

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