Quote of the Day, Turtle Power edition.

Not all heroes wear capes. Some don’t even wear pants. But then, pants would only slow Diego down:

A womanizing tortoise whose rampant sex life may have single-handedly saved his entire species from extinction has retired from his playboy lifestyle, returning to the wild with his mission accomplished.

Diego’s unstoppable libido was credited as a major reason for the survival of his fellow giant tortoises on Espanola, part of the Galapagos Islands, after being shipped over from the San Diego Zoo as part of a breeding program.

Via Hot Air Headlines. According to the New York Post, Diego racked up 800 descendants in sixty years of ah, interacting: 40% of the two thousand tortoises now on Espanola have his shell plates, or whatever you use to tell which turtle is the daddy or mommy of what. Impressive. Most impressive, Diego.

Moe Lane

PS: Based on what I’ve seen so far, many of the people reporting on this story are not treating it with the solemnity that others might think that it deserved. Gimme a break: it’s Sunday afternoon and nothing else is happening.

1 Comment

  • jeboyle says:

    Who says there are no heroes anymore?

    Although I take exception to the implication that he’s done after sixty years in the Life. Being past sixty just slows you down some and SLOW isn’t necessarily a bad thing.

    PS: Go, Diego, Go! indeed.

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