It seems a two headed tortoise has been born in Dorset, England. The owner has described that it appears to be in good health, it has favourite foods,
and the heads seem to work independently of each other..
Interesting.... so is this actually two headed rather than just some sort of conjoined twin thing? Do they have seperate digestive systems? If not,
how do they join? How do they control moving together? Oh, the questions are endless!
Who knows? I just came across it on my regular trawl of the BBC. I think it is conjoined, but the share the body, so to speak... The only way to see
would be to have a poke around...but I am sure the Tortoise(s) would complain somewhat.
This is very interesting to me, which brain would have control over the body functions of this lil fella? Or do both brains work in tandem to control
the body and its nervous system. for example, if it was hurt.....which brain would the nervous system send signals of pain to? would it send them to
just the 1 brain or both?
Ive worked in the animal industry for years and a two headed turtle ( tortoise ) is not real uncommon, a freind of mine that is a turtle breeder has a
collection of over 12 different species of two headed turltes. The are twins that are born wihin the same shell either that or they are conjoined
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