Cutest of the Cute

Giant Galapagos Tortoise

Can't you see the wisdom in my wrinkles? Can't you see the past through my eyes? Aren't my nostrils endearing? Isn't my longevity a surprise?
I'm probably as old as your grandparents, but I'm still growing. I might eventually weigh up to 600 pounds. Now, that's an awful lot of cute! If your grandparents want to know the secret of my youth, tell them I'm a peaceful vegetarian: I eat slowly and take a lot of time to sit around and digest. And tell them that cuteness has nothing to do with age!

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