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The Water Bowl: 17 Tortoises to Get Their House Rehabbed; Plus, Goat on a Police Chase!

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Seventeen 400- to 600-lb. Galapagos tortoises are being moved during their $1 million zoo habitat renovation. Handlers coaxed the tortoises out using yams. –SignOnSanDiego.com

A Texas goat led police on a chase through a Taco Bell parking lot and a university campus. Officers took custody of the animal after tranquilizing it. –AP via Google

A widely used pesticide has been found to emasculate frogs, literally. Seventy-five percent are chemically castrated, and 10 percent turn from males to females. –Science Daily

A pet bull will be put down because he attacked and killed his owner. Classifying the 1-ton bull as a pet was unusual, but the man trusted the animal. –WFMZ Allentown

The National Zoo has introduced a 2-1/2-year-old giant Pacific octopus. It currently weighs 3 lbs. but will grow 13 times that size over the next year. –AP via washingtonpost.com

San Francisco’s sea lions have started returning to their old home at Pier 39 after a sudden, mysterious disappearance. –AP via USATODAY.com