Giant Galapagos Tortoise Celebrates 71st Birthday

A giant Galapagos tortoise has celebrated his 71st birthday. Hugo, a beloved resident at the Australian Reptile Park celebrated hitting the milestone by indulging in a delicious cake featuring watermelon and hibiscus. The three-tier cake was topped with miniature versions of Hugo and his girlfriend Estrella carved out of melons. The cake was presented to Hugo by keepers at the park who - very slowly - approached it before devouring it as quick as he could manage. The fruits are a special rare treat for the tortoises, something keepers know Hugo looks forward to every year. After the cake, Hugo went on his daily walk to receive more pats and love from visitors who came to the Australian Reptile Park to say happy birthday to one of its most famous residents.

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