Zoo Plays Million-Dollar Shell Game

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    Mark Sackett

    The San Diego Zoo is kicking off four days dedicated to reptiles and their importance to the world.

    As part of the festivities they've reopened the newly renovated Galapagos Tortoise exhibit.

    The $1 million renovations include new pools and ponds and a barn in the back to care for the animals.

    “They can be separated out, extra heat, awesome for cleaning and taking care of the animals,” said San Diego Zoo ambassador Rick Schwartz.

    There’s also a new education area where guests can get up close with the reptiles.

    By the way, many of the tortoises at the zoo are more than a 100 years old. Ten of them are from the original exposition in the 1930s.

    What's your favorite animal at the San Diego Zoo? Let us know what you think. Comment below, send us your thoughts via Twitter @nbcsandiego or add your comment to our Facebook page.