- Associated Press - Thursday, May 7, 2015

ATLANTA (AP) - Zoo Atlanta officials say a tortoise estimated to be more than 100 years old is getting used to his new habitat.

Zoo spokeswoman Keisha Hines says Big Al, an Aldabra tortoise estimated to be about 122 years old and 500 pounds was introduced to his new habitat at Scaly Slimy Spectacular on Wednesday. Hines says he was joined by three other male tortoises and two female tortoises who are between 40 and 92 years old.

Hines says Aldabra tortoises are among the world’s largest and are some of the longest living animals on Earth.


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