News from around the state of Texas

Two-Headed Turtle Hatches at San Antonio Zoo

Wednesday, Jun 26, 2013  |  Updated 12:30 PM CDT
View Comments (
)
|
Email
|
Print
Adorable Zoo Babies: Bear Cub Learns to Walk

San Antonio Zoo

Thelma and Louise, a two-headed turtle, born at the San Antonio Zoo.

advertisement
Photos and Videos
More Photos and Videos

A two-headed turtle has hatched at the San Antonio Zoo and officials have named her Thelma and Louise.

The female Texas cooter arrived June 18 and will go on display Thursday at the zoo's Friedrich Aquarium.

Zoo spokeswoman Debbie Rios-Vanskike said Wednesday that the two-headed turtle appears healthy and is able to swim and walk.

She said experts at the zoo don't foresee any health issues for Thelma and Louise, named for the female duo in the 1991 Oscar-winning road movie of the same name.

The San Antonio Zoo is no stranger to two-headed reptiles. The facility was home to a two-headed Texas rat snake named Janus from 1978 until the creature's death to 1995.

Get the latest headlines sent to your inbox!
View Comments (
)
|
Email
|
Print
Leave Comments
What's New
Get NBCDFW on Mobile!
Get NBCDFW's free news and weather... Read more
Follow Us
Sign up to receive news and updates that matter to you.
Send Us Your Story Tips
Check Out