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Birtie Sets New Speed Record by Becoming the World's Fastest Running Tortoise

by Kathy Jones on July 13, 2014 at 9:58 PM
 Birtie Sets New Speed Record by Becoming the World's Fastest Running Tortoise

A nine-year old Leopard tortoise, Brisk Birtie, has become the fastest tortoise in the world after breaking the speed record by travelling 18ft in 19.59 seconds.

Bertie has beaten the time held by Charlie over 37 years ago, the Daily Star reported.

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Marco Calzini, director of Adventure Valley where Bertie lives, said that the original record was set in 1977 which was 43.7 seconds so Bertie has definitely smashed the record.

Birtie has now just to pass the drug test.

Source: ANI
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