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A strange set of turtles 奇異連體烏龜

Jay Jacoby displays the conjoined-twin turtles at Big Al's Aquarium Supercenter in East Norriton, PA, US, Sep. 26, 2007. 上週三,杰.傑克比在美國賓州東諾瑞頓的「大艾爾超級水族館」中,展示這隻連體雙胎烏龜.


The twin turtles in the picture are conjoined, which means they have body parts that are connected. A pet store in Pennsylvania has bought the special set of turtles. The store manager plans to keep the turtles on display.

The two-month-old turtles fit on a silver dollar. They have two heads sticking out from opposite ends of one shell. They also have a pair of front feet on each side. But there is just one set of back feet and one tail.

The turtles seem to be healthy. The species can live 15 to 20 years, said Jay Jacoby, manager of Big Al's Aquarium Supercenter in East Norriton. The turtles have not yet been named. Jacoby has not said how much they were purchased for.

The man who sold the turtles lives in Florida. He sold a different Big Al's store conjoined-twin turtles about 20 years ago. (Staff Writer, with AP)






1. conjoin v.i./v.t.

結合 (jie2 he2)

例: Doctors in France are trying to separate a set of conjoined twins.


2. display n.

展出 (zhan3 chu1)

例: There's a really neat display at the museum.


3. silver dollar n.

銀元 (yin2 yuan2)

例: Luke got a silver dollar for his birthday.


4. species n.

種類 (zhong3 lei4)

例: Which species of turtle is that?


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