Thanks to extensive care, a two-headed turtle in Switzerland has reached the age of 25. On his birthday on Saturday, the animal named Janus, who lives in Geneva's Natural History Museum, was washed with a toothbrush. The Greek tortoise is bathed daily, massaged regularly, pampered with a special diet and checked for its general condition.
The amphibian hatched into the museum's care in 1997 and was named after Janus, the two-faced Roman god. The animal would hardly have survived in the wild because the two heads cannot be pulled into the shell for protection due to lack of space.