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Two-Headed Tortoise In Ukraine

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posted on Feb, 26 2012 @ 11:50 AM
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Two-headed tortoise goes on show in Ukraine


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KIEV - A two-headed Central Asian tortoise has gone on show at the natural science museum in Kiev where visitors will be able to observe the different eating habits of each head over the next two months.

"Animals with this type of pathology are only rarely born and don't survive in natural condition."

"Strictly speaking it isn't a tortoise with two heads, but rather two conjoined tortoises," Yuri Yuravliov, a zoologist, told AFP.

"The female has two heads, two hearts, four front legs, but only two hind ones, and one intestine," he explained.

The five-year-old tortoise has a heart-shaped shell, about a dozen centimetres (4.7 inches) in width, according to an AFP journalist.



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I think it is a pretty neat story but I do wonder how that tortoise is able to manage itself. Sounds like a pretty complex lifestyle if you ask me

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posted on Feb, 26 2012 @ 12:19 PM
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I love that one eats leaves and the other only eats bright coloured food haha.

It`s a siamese turtle, so its not sooo abnormal. I imagined one turtle body with two heads.

Edit: like this snake

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posted on Feb, 27 2012 @ 10:46 AM
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Those are both really awesome!
The turtle and the snake I mean, not both turtle heads.
I wonder if the two heads of one of these creatures ever get mad at each other and start smacking their heads together? Or fight over who gets to eat the food? Maybe they dont care about taste or eating at all, as long as they feel full from it?



posted on Feb, 27 2012 @ 10:51 AM
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For some reason it makes me sad.... the turtles can never really see each other or know whats pulling back against them...



God I'm such a pussy lol,, but really there is nothing they could do for those turtles?



posted on Feb, 27 2012 @ 10:55 AM
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Originally posted by truthinfact
For some reason it makes me sad.... the turtles can never really see each other or know whats pulling back against them...



God I'm such a pussy lol,, but really there is nothing they could do for those turtles?


They could probably make a soup......... is that what you meant?


Seems to be a lot of two headed creatures these days - anyone remember the 2 headed kids in Brazil? I think i read that 3 have been born over the past 12 months with that condition in one area of Brazil!

People will try to link this to radiation probably as is it Ukraine (Chernobyl) but this kind of natural variations has always happened.



posted on Feb, 27 2012 @ 02:25 PM
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Originally posted by Flavian

Originally posted by truthinfact
For some reason it makes me sad.... the turtles can never really see each other or know whats pulling back against them...



God I'm such a pussy lol,, but really there is nothing they could do for those turtles?


They could probably make a soup......... is that what you meant?



pure evil







Seriously though I agree a lot of conjoined humans also... Very strange.. especially with humans.... than again maybe not... a lot of radioactive particles in our environments now



Either way this turtle is technically a natural GMO
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