A pair of giant turtles that have spent over a century together are now calling it splits. The duo recently have separated after a staggering 115 years of togetherness.
According to the Austrian Times, the "world's oldest animal marriage" has ended. The two giant tortoises have resided at the Austrian zoo in Klagenfurt for the past 36 years, but are now living in separate living quarters.
Reportedly, Bibi, the female turtle, had begun to attack her partner, Poldi, numerous times; the female had even used her powerful jaws to bite off a piece of her mate's shell.
Helga, a zoo manager, told the Austrian Times, "They are both 115 years old - they have been together since they were young and grew up together, eventually becoming a pair," adding, "But for no reason that anyone can discover they seem to have fallen out, they just can't stand each other."
Animal experts have tried to counsel the pair and bring the duo to reconciliation, but to no avail. The two do not want to share a cage any longer, and no one knows why Bibi now has such an adverse reaction to her mate.
Helga also said the experts noted it was "very rare" animals would have such a negative reaction to one another after so many years of togetherness; the zoo is hopeful the duo will eventually get back together.
The New York Daily News throws out some theories as to why the giant tortoises are calling it quits, including maybe they are simply tired of one another.
While the tortoises are over 100 years old, they can live up to approximately 200 years old.
Prior to their current home, the Bibi and Poldi lived together at a zoo in Switzerland.
No word on whether or not either tortoise has hired an attorney for the divorce, but it seems Bibi will maintain ownership of the pair's home. Poldi has been moved to another location in the zoo.