The Week in Animal News: 90-Year-Old Tortoise Mom, Elephants Are Like Us, and More

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baby tortoise eating leaf photo
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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.

We've also got new research showing elephants are a lot like humans, a bird with a spectacular dramatic mating ritual, falcons that like bridges, beetles fighting wasps, cows invading Kenyan wildlife preserves, out of control jellyfish, and more in the Week in Animal News.

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.

Read the Full Story: Endangered Tortoise Has Her First Baby at Age 90

Photo: Taronga Western Plains Zoo