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1206, 11 Jan 20

Womanizing Tortoise Saves Species

Good for you, dude.

(CNN)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 San Diego zoo as part of a breeding program.
When he started his campaign of promiscuity, there were just two males and 12 females of his species alive on the island.
But the desirable shell-dweller had so much sex he helped boost the population to over 2,000. The Galapagos National Parks service believe the 100-year-old tortoise is the patriarch of around 40% of that population.

1206, 11 January 2020


  1. Kevin Scheunemann

    Can we name him “Bill Clinton”?

  2. Mark Hoefert

    @ Kevin S.

    Can we name him “Bill Clinton”?

    “Hunter Biden” might be a better name.  Paternity test just confirmed he fathered a child with an ex-stripper.  That happened between his time with his brother’s widow and his recent marriage to his current wife who is now pregnant. And he had 3 children with his first wife.


  3. Owen

    Perhaps Hunter is playing the long game to seed the next generation of Democrats.

  4. Kevin Scheunemann

    Sounds like there are a lot of Democrats the tortoise could be named after.

  5. Le Roi du Nord

    Wow, you guys sure have your blinders on tight.  Just look at the current occupant for the poster child of self-promoting womanizers.

  6. Kevin Scheunemann


    Hey, if you want to call him “Trump”, I am good with that too.

    I knew I’d get your dander up to comment on this one.

  7. Le Roi du Nord


    In the big scheme of things you are far too insignificant to get my dander up.

  8. Mar

    Trump is right up there with Bill Clinton as a womanizer and is a piker compared to Obama when you consider the seriousness of their lies.

  9. Kevin Scheunemann


    Spoken like a true liberal and what liberals think of us little people.

    That is why we don’t want your awful ideology in control.

  10. Le Roi du Nord


    Admitting you have small ideas and small goals is the first step in getting smarter. Congrats.

  11. Kevin Scheunemann


    That’s because I don’t believe in your large cult goals.

    Individuals are important, not yielding more power to cult collective…and your comment is exhibit 1 why.

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