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Oddly Satisfying — Giant Tortoise Chows Down On Heart-Shaped Cactus Pad

A tortoise at the zoo eating a heart-shaped piece of cactus.

If you’re having a stressful day, here’s a satisfying video to soothe your spirit: a tortoise eating the crunchiest snack! A cute Instagram video from the San Antonio Zoo shows their tortoise, George, eating a heart-shaped piece of cactus. According to the caption, the tortoise absolutely loves this treat. Their loud crunching sounds are both hilarious and adorable!

“Cactus crunching is George’s specialty,” the zoo wrote in their post.

We could honestly watch this footage of the hungry tortoise eating their snack over and over again. George looks so happy as they enjoy the delicious cactus! Plus, there’s something gratifying about the sounds they make while munching. Instagram users were similarly transfixed by the video!

“That is the cutest,” wrote one person. “Tortoise ASMR crunchies.”

A tortoise at the zoo eating a heart-shaped piece of cactus.
Screengrab from Instagram

In the comments section, the San Antonio Zoo revealed another fun fact about the tortoise besides their affinity for eating cactus. Apparently, this reptile is likely over 100 years old!

“We aren’t 100% sure of their exact age, as record keeping in the early 1900’s wasn’t the best,” added the zoo.

Wow, George looks incredible for their age! We hope this tortoise has many more years of eating yummy snacks ahead of them.

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