Now they've killed all the tortoises at Glasgow zoo; COOKED TO DEATH IN LATEST BLUNDER.Byline: RICHARD GRAY
SEVEN endangered tortoises have been "cooked" to death in their enclosure at Glasgow Zoo.
Bosses have admitted that the rare Burmese Brown tortoises died of heat exhaustion heat exhaustion, condition caused by overexposure to sunlight or another heat source and resulting in dehydration and salt depletion, also known as heat prostration. The symptoms are severe headaches, weakness, dizziness, blurred vision, and sometimes unconsciousness. after a broken thermostat sent temperatures soaring in their pen.
Desperate keepers believe they have managed to save three of the 10 tortoises affected by the accident last month.
The news is the latest blow to the doomed attraction, which closed this week after admitting it could not meet tough new zoo laws because of a financial crisis.
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Yesterday a spokeswoman for the zoo confirmed the tortoise tortoise (tôr`təs), common name for a terrestrial turtle, especially one of the family Testudinidae. Tortoises inhabit warm regions of all continents except Australia. tragedy.
She said: "Due to the failure of a piece of thermostatic equipment, combined with the hot weather we have been experiencing, ten Burmese Brown tortoises suffered from heat exhaustion."
The three surviving tortoises are thought to have made a good recovery.
TRAGEDY: The rare tortoises at Glasgow Zoo died after a broken thermostat sent pen temperatures soaring