Two-Headed Turtle

June 27, 2013 by  

Two-Headed Turtle, Thelma and Louise, a two-headed Texas cooter turtle, was born as conjoined twins who never separated.
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A two-headed turtle is the latest bizarre animal to attract tourists to San Antonio Zoo.

The unusual turtle was one of a quartet hatched June 18 – but it was the only one born with two heads.
Thelma and Louise – as the female Texas cooter has been named – made the attraction’s Friedrich Aquarium its new home Tuesday.

She follows in the footsteps of Janus – the two-headed Texas rat snake – who lived in the zoo from 1978 until 1995.

Thelma and Louise may be tiny, but she’s a big attraction at the zoo’s Friedrich Aquarium.
Zoo spokeswoman Debbie Rios-Vanskike said the newest recruit, which appears to be healthy, was part of a quartet hatched June 18.

Curator Craig Pelke added that the bicephalic (two-headed) critter was actually a twin that did not separate, resulting in two heads on the same animal.

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