Thelma and Louise, a two-headed Texas cooter turtle, is seen in undated photo provided by San Antonio Zoo
(CBS NEWS) -- A two-headed turtle has hatched at the San Antonio Zoo and officials have named her Thelma and Louise.
The female Texas cooter arrived June 18 and will go on display Thursday at the zoo's Friedrich Aquarium.
spokeswoman Debbie Rios-Vanskike said Wednesday that the two-headed
turtle appears healthy and is able to swim and walk. She says experts at
the zoo don't foresee any health issues for Thelma and Louise, named
for the female duo in the 1991 Oscar-winning road movie of the same
The San Antonio Zoo is no stranger to two-headed
reptiles. The facility was home to a two-headed Texas rat snake named
Janus from 1978 until the creature's death in 1995.
The San Antonio Express-News explains that cooters are a freshwater species of turtles native to Texas.