Century-old tortoise dies

April 22, 2012 at 3:45 PM

SILVER SPRINGS, Fla., April 22 (UPI) -- A 660-pound Aldabra tortoise more than 100 years old has died at the Silver Springs Nature's Theme Park in Silver Springs, Fla., officials say.

Frank the Tank passed away in his pen Thursday, The Ocala (Fla.) Star-Banner reported. Considered to be the theme park's oldest animal, the park was Frank's home for more than 40 years.

Aldabra tortoises are native to the Aldabra group of islands of Seychelles, a country off the east coast of Africa.

Related UPI Stories
Latest Headlines
Trending News
Texas girl's nonstop sneezing baffles doctors
Burger King's black bun blamed for customers' green poop
Danish 'Do It For Mom' ad suggests sex vacations for adult children
Alaska Airlines misplaced its own CEO's luggage
Semi truck caught on camera crossing South Carolina flood waters