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Subject: At what age would a male tortoise stop reproducing?

Date: Sun Jan 1 06:53:53 2006
Posted by curious
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Area of science: Zoology
ID: 1136123633.Zo

I base my question on the famous tortoise and hippo pair who befriended after 
the 2004 tsunami.  The tortoise (male) is reported to be 130 years old.  While 
a tortoise's longevity is amazing in itself, I was curious to know at what 
point a male, and for that matter, a female would stop attempting/be able to 
reproduce.  It also seems like males live longer than females (?).

Re: At what age would a male tortoise stop reproducing?

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