Tortoises Enjoy Thanksgiving Feast

Who needs pumpkin pie when you can have fresh pumpkins?

Friday, Nov 25, 2011  |  Updated 2:49 PM PDT
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The tortoise took a few big bites of the pumpkins on Thanksgiving.

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Who needs pumpkin pie when you can have fresh pumpkins?

This Thanksgiving, a Galapagos tortoise at the San Diego Zoo couldn't resist the temptation of the seasonal fruit. The massive tortoise chowed down and ate every last piece of the pumpkin, including the seeds.

Keepers said the 17 tortoises, weighing between 400 and 600 pounds, love pumpkins and are very attracted to their bright orange peel.

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