90-year-old tortoise named Mr. Pickles becomes a father of three with his ... trends now
A 90-year-old tortoise named Mr Pickles proves it is never too late to be a father.
The Houston Zoo announced he and 53-year-old Mrs Pickles welcomed three tortoise hatchlings named Dill, Gherkin and Jalapeño.
The three babies are a 'big dill,' according to the zoo's Thursday announcement, because these are radiated tortoises critically endangered from the illegal pet trade.
Mr and Mrs Pickles have been a 'couple' since she first arrived at the zoo in 1996, but the first-time dad has been a resident for 36 years.
Mr Pickles (pictured) has become a new father to three hatchlings. He and Mrs Pickles have been a 'couple' since 1996
'These little Pickles are a big deal (big dill?) for radiated tortoise genetic as their father, Mr. Pickles, is the most genetically valuable radiated tortoise in the Association of Zoos and Aquariums’ (AZA) Species Survival Plan,' according to the zoo's announcement.
While Mr and Mrs Pickles have been together for decades, she only recently laid eggs once - and it was just by chance a