Tortoise's Gradual Reawakening From First Hibernation Goes Viral

A woman in Belfast, Northern Ireland, woke her five-year-old pet tortoise, named Turtle, from his hibernation slumber recently, with video of the creature’s slow reawakening going viral.

Christina Cousins filmed as she took Turtle out of the fridge and let him slowly come round to room temperature.

Cousins told Storyful that she has owned Turtle since he was 10 months old and that this was her first time “attempting hibernation with him,” as it was advised by the vet.

“After waking him up from his hibernation, it went viral! Lots of people fell in love with him,” Cousins said. Credit: Christina Cousins via Storyful

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