Tortoises Saved from Fire

The roof of the reptile house caught on fire at the Poestlingberg Zoo in Linz, Austria. One species that couldn't make a quick getaway from the billowing smoke were the four huge tortoises.
Quick-thinking firemen and zoo staff adapted oxygen masks designed for humans to save the lives of the 140lb African-spurred tortoises.

"We expect them to make a full recovery," vet Isabella Eberle told CEN. "The masks were designed for human use but we managed to make them fit."

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