October 17, 2018

Bravo, Newport Aquarium's giant tortoise, turns 85


Newport Aquarium’s giant Galapagos tortoise celebrated his 85th birthday with a special cake from his favorite fruits and vegetables.

Bravo is the largest turtle in the Midwest at 650 pounds and turns 85-years-old on Saturday. Staffers created a birthday cake for him using watermelon, oranges, carrots, broccoli and lettuce.

The star of Newport Aquarium’s new Turtle Canyon exhibit, Bravo hatched April 19, 1929 on the Ecuadorian island of Santa Cruz. He arrived at the United States as part of the last group of tortoises

Source: http://www.fox19.com/story/25283419/bravo-newport-aquariums-giant-tortoise-turns-85