Having children is one of the most important, life-changing decisions a mother will ever make -- and one endangered tortoise in particular certainly didn't rush it.
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Endangered Tortoise is 90-Year-Old Mom
After many long decades of life unfettered by offspring, a zoo-kept Galapagos tortoise
has delighted conservationists by finally embracing motherhood at 90 years old.
Photo: Taronga Western Plains Zoo