Galapagos Tortoise On Way To New Ky. Exhibit

NEWPORT, Ky. (AP) — A 600-pound, 84-year-old Galapagos tortoise is making his way to northern Kentucky to star in a new exhibit opening next month.

The tortoise known as Bravo will be the featured animal of Turtle Canyon, an aquarium exhibit set to open March 22.

The Enquirer ( ) reports Bravo will be driven by van from a zoo in South Carolina in the next few weeks.

The tortoise was hatched in 1929 on the Ecuadorian island of Santa Cruz, and arrived in the U.S. as part of the last group of tortoises exported from the Galapagos Islands.

The aquarium’s new exhibit will feature a collection of more than 14 turtle species spanning three continents.

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Information from: The Kentucky Enquirer,

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