Meet The New Texas Two-Headed Baby Turtle 'Thelma And Louise'

Category: Technology / Jun 28, 2013 6:30PM EDT

The San Antonio Zoo displayed a two-headed (bicephalic) Texas cooter turtle named "Thelma and Louise" on Thursday (June 27).

Thelma and Louise hatched at the zoo on June 18, and while two-headedness is uncommon, it is not unheard of in both the wild and captive populations of turtles.

Bicephalic animals, those with two-heads, are actually twins that did not separate, resulting in two (or more) heads on one animal.

The strange incident occurs most commonly with snakes and turtles.

The turtles are reportedly healthy and expected to draw in large crowds of tourists.

Video Credit: Reuters