Friday, March 20, 2009
Two headed Tortoises
This picture is of a double headed tortoise, it proves that two headed creatures a myth but a startling reality. This angulate tortoise was discovered in western cape south africa.It has two heads which are joined separetly to a shared body. Both heads feed on leaves, grass and rabbit pellets. This species grows bigger than 22 centimetres. It also has a lengthened straw coloued shell with raised sheilds.
Males grow larger than females, they are more shy, usually retreating into their shell.When its scared, the heads move in different directions as it is confused. They dont drink freqeuntly instead they drink a large amount of water at one time. This is the second reported case of its kind in south africa in over 20 years, the other one was discovered in the early 1980s. There is a total of 43 species of these reptiles in the world and 13 of them can be found in south africa.