© jem barratt
the gold and silver winners (i.e. the galapagos and aldabra giant tortoises). oh no, i've looked at the word 'tortoise' for too long and it looks weeeeird.
anyhoo, if you get the chance to see tortoises mate at a zoo (or elsewhere i suppose) you should relish it. sounds perverted, but it is a hilarious thing to witness. particularly if the man-tortoise topples off on to his back.
the guy i drew above was actually carrying a baby tortoise on his head. now's probably the time to admit that if i owned a zoo i would spend most of my time placing tiny animals on top of other animals' heads. especially if i had some hyraxes...
(pretty sure i've linked to that before, but it's worth linking to at least [if not more than] ninety more times)