Two Headed Turtle Thriving in San Antonio

Thelma and Louise, a two-headed Texas cooter turtle, is seen in an undated photo provided by the San Antonio Zoo. Zoo officials on Tuesday, June 25, 2013 said the Texas cooter was born June 18. The turtle was one of several Texas cooters born this month at the zoo but the only one with two heads. The unusual turtle will go on display Thursday at the zoo's Friedrich Aquarium. (AP Photo/San Antonio Zoo)

SAN ANTONIO (AP) — The San Antonio Zoo has announced the hatching of a thriving two-headed turtle that's been named Thelma and Louise. Zoo officials say the female Texas cooter came out of its egg on June 18. The unusual turtle will go on display Thursday at the zoo's Friedrich Aquarium. Zoo spokeswoman Debbie Rios-Vanskike (van SKYKE') said Wednesday that the two-headed turtle appears healthy and has been swimming and walking. She says experts at the zoo don't foresee any health issues for Thelma and Louise. Experts say Texas cooters are commonly seen along rivers and streams. The San Antonio Zoo from 1978 to 1995 was home to a two-headed Texas rat snake named Janus until the creature's death.

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