Rare love for rare tortoises

Posted by Christine, May 30, 2011

At long last, love is in the air for two old tortoises from the Knoxville Zoo. Al and Tex, a pair of male Aldabra tortoises aged 130 and 90, respectively, have been living the bachelor lifestyle for the last few decades — but thanks to a little matchmaking from the facility’s reptile expert, the duo are getting another chance at romance. Recently, the two males were introduced to a couple of females tortoises on loan from a zoo in Atlanta, and it didn’t take long for the sparks to fly.