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Two headed tortoise and museum mascot that turns 23 years old in three weeks

    • Two headed tortoise called Janus is seen taking a bath and getting a wash 3 weeks ahead of his 23rd birthday
    • The creature is believed to be the oldest of its kind as animals with two heads normally die at a young age
    • Janus is a mascot at the Museum of Natural History in Geneva, Switzerland and is one of its main attractions

New photos have been released of a two headed tortoise that could be the oldest of its kind as it turns 23 next month.

The Greek tortoise, called Janus, was born in the Museum of Natural History in Geneva, Switzerland on September 3rd 1997.

It has become one of the main attractions to the museum because Janus is also the museum’s mascot.

Animals that are born with two heads normally die at a young age. The stunning photos show the two headed tortoise getting a bath and eating.

The stunning photos show the two headed tortoise getting a bath and eating (above). Animals that are born with two heads normally die at a young age.

 

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