By Jon Talbot For Daily Mail Australia
Published: 11:51 GMT, 1 March 2019 | Updated: 12:07 GMT, 1 March 2019
Melbourne Zoo's 100-year-old giant tortoise 'Little John' is moving to a couple's retreat with the slightly younger Jean in an effort to get the pair to breed.
Little John, who weighs 200kg, getting a ride in a forklift to his new home in another part of the zoo.
Melbourne Zoo has created a new love nest for two elderly tortoises, hoping a change of scenery will spice up their lives. They've been together for seven years, but so far, attempts at breeding have been unsuccessful. @EstelleGriepink @ZoosVictoria #7News pic.twitter.com/2lE7jBUYN5— 7NEWS Melbourne (@7NewsMelbourne) March 1, 2019
The male tortoise is picking up where another male left off with 80-year-old Jean as the pair move in to their new abode.