(S.D.)-Statue Of Giant Tortoise Lives On In Rapid City Park
RAPID CITY, S.D. (AP) - The likeness of a giant 130-year-old
tortoise that died last summer is living on at Reptile Gardens in
A life-size bronze statue of Methuselah was unveiled at the park
Tuesday. Hundreds of people turned out to celebrate the life of the
500-pound tortoise that was born in 1881. Giant tortoises generally
live about a century.
Park spokesman John Brockelsby says the 160-pound statue was
made using a mold of the tortoise's body, making it as lifelike as
Gov. Dennis Daugaard declared Tuesday "Go Slow Day" to honor
(Copyright 2012 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)
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