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Two headed tortoise and museum mascot that turns 23 years old in three weeks is seen taking a bath

New photos have been released of a two headed tortoise that could be the oldest of its kind as it turns 23 next month.

The Greek tortoise, called Janus, was born in the Museum of Natural History in Geneva, Switzerland on September 3rd 1997. 

It has become one of the main attractions to the museum because Janus is also the museum’s mascot.  

Animals that are born with two heads normally die at a young age. The stunning photos show the two headed tortoise getting a bath and eating. 

The Greek tortoise, called Janus, was born in the Museum of Natural History in Geneva, Switzerland on September 3rd 1997. Janus is seen bathing in the shallow water

The Greek tortoise, called Janus, was born in the Museum of Natural History in Geneva, Switzerland on September 3rd 1997. Janus is seen bathing in the shallow water

The tortoise has become one of the main attractions to the museum because Janus is also the museum's mascot. Janus is seen going under the tap

The tortoise has become one of the main attractions to the museum because Janus is also the museum’s mascot. Janus is seen going under the tap

The two headed tortoise could be the oldest of its kind as it turns 23 next month. Janus is seen being picked up

The two headed tortoise could be the oldest of its kind as it turns 23 next month. Janus is seen being picked up

The stunning photos show the two headed tortoise getting a bath and eating (above). Animals that are born with two heads normally die at a young age

The stunning photos show the two headed tortoise getting a bath and eating (above). Animals that are born with two heads normally die at a young age

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