Giant Galápagos tortoises eat watermelon in their new home
Zookeepers at ZSL London Zoo treated giant Galápagos tortoises Dolly, Polly and Priscilla to a housewarming celebration today.
The trio enjoyed a breakfast banquet of juicy watermelon.
ZSL herpetologist Dr Chris Michaels said: “Dolly, Polly and Priscilla have very much enjoyed investigating everything their new home has to offer over the past few weeks – Dolly is a particular fan of some self-care in the muddy wallow, while Polly likes to treat herself to a cooling soak in the lagoon pool.
An iconic London landmark, ZSL London Zoo reopened to the public on Monday 15th June after an unprecedented three months due to the pandemic.
Nestled in the heart of Regent’s Park, the Zoo opened to scientists in 1828 and to the public in 1847.
Pre-dating the invention of the telephone, it’s had six reigning monarchs as its Royal Patron, and survived two world wars – closing only briefly during WWII upon instruction from the government, before being re-opened to boost the morale of Londoners.
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