It's an ultimate-fantasy scenario for sure. Eighty-six year-old Brendon Grimshaw is the owner—and sole human inhabitant—of the island of Moyenne in the Indian Ocean. His only companions are 120 giant tortoises. Sounds like quite a lifestyle.
A giant tortoise subspecies presumed extinct for more than 150 years is actually roaming the Galápagos islands today according to DNA evidence, scientists report.
It was a red letter day for the TSA last Thursday. The security officials at Miami International Airport managed to apprehend a man trying to sneak seven snakes and three tortoises in his pants on a plane heading to Brazil.
Thankfully someone had the common sense to glue a wheel from a rolling office chair to our 12-year-old African tortoise-friend's missing leg, instead of going down the popular route of making tortoise soup out of him.