December 12, 2012 12:45 PM | By MSN Tech & Gadgets, Nature desk
The world’s oldest creatures

Turtle marriage on the rocks after 100 years



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The world's most notable animal union may not be Lady and the Tramp, nor Beauty and the Beast. Instead, perhaps it is Bibi and Poldi, the giant turtles at an Austrian zoo that have been "married" for over 100 years.

The pair, both 115-years-old and experiencing relationship woes just like the rest of us, are long in the tooth, sure, but where might they rank among some of the world's oldest creatures? Click through to find out.

* Video: Time out for 100-year turtle relationship
* Bing: Why do turtles live so long?

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