Janus, a two-headed tortoise, celebrated its 20th birthday this weekend at Geneva’s Museum of Natural History!
Both of Janus’ heads have separate brains and live separate lives, according to someone who takes care of Janus at the Museum.
One is more dominant than the other and the heads’ even attempts to steal food from each other!
The animal would probably not have survived for very long in the wild so it’s good that the Museum takes care of it.
That’s because the animal can’t pull its head(s) back into its shell which is what happens when tortoises perceive danger.
Janus, named after the Roman god with two faces, hatched at an incubator in the museum in 1997.
You might not be a tortoise but we can still do birthday shout-outs for you!
Just let us know your birthday and we’ll try to give you a big “HAPPY BIRTHDAY!” on-air!
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