Hermes and Mud

We do “Show and Tell” with two tortoises, Hermes and Mud. Hermes and Mud have been at the American Museum of Natural History for 13 years. These were the two last ones out of their litter. One had an underslung jaw and the other one, his back had been broken so his shell was grown kind of funny. Curator and Herpetologist Carrel Frost said he did exactly what he tells people never to do, which is he felt sorry for them and just bought them on the spot.

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