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Weigh In: Massive Aussie Tortoise Heads to His Check-Up

Image: Hugo, a 63-year-old Galapagos Tortoise, is lifted by keepers at the Australian Reptile Park at Somersby near Sydney
Hugo, a 63-year-old Galapagos Tortoise, is lifted by keepers before his annual weighing at the Australian Reptile Park in Somersby near Sydney on Tuesday. Reuters

Hugo, a 63-year-old Galapagos Tortoise, had his annual weighing on Tuesday at the Australian Reptile Park in Somersby. Once a year Hugo's massive 366-pound body is carried by four men and a forklift to an industrial scale to assess his health.

This year, he weighed in just over two pounds more than last year. The life expectancy of a Galapagos Tortoise is up to 180 years.

Image: Hugo, a 63-year-old Galapagos Tortoise, is enticed out of his enclosure with a carrot fed to him by a keeper before his annual weighing at the Australian Reptile Park in Somersby near Sydney
Hugo is enticed out of his enclosure with a carrot fed to him by a keeper before his annual weighing at the Australian Reptile Park in Somersby. JASON REED / Reuters