Hugo the Galapagos Tortoise's Wait for New Girlfriend Almost Over

A new girlfriend for 70-year-old Hugo, the Galapagos tortoise of Australian Reptile Park, is finally on her way.

Estrella, a 21-year-old female from Zoo Rostock in Germany, will be arriving at her new home in New South Wales as part of a program that seeks to contribute to the preservation of giant tortoises. She will be the first Galapagos tortoise to arrive in Australia in over 40 years, the park said.

“There are plans for the tortoises to breed within the next five years, after she settles into her new home and become acclimatized to her new environment,” Daniel Rumsey, head of reptiles at the Australian Reptile Park, said. Credit: Australian Reptile Park via Storyful