This Superhero Tortoise Repopulated His Species With the Power of His Unrelenting Libido


Jun. 17 2020, Updated 12:05 p.m. ET

Every superhero out there deserves eventual retirement, and that includes Diego the tortoise. The libidinous giant tortoise has dedicated several years of sexual services to a breeding program in the Galapagos Islands, in which Diego took part in to help re-populate his species. After 15 years, he's saying goodbye to live out the remainder of his years in his natural environment, which is located on an uninhabited island off Ecuador called Española.

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"Fifteen tortoises from Española, including Diego, are going home after decades of breeding in captivity and saving their species from extinction," wrote Paulo Proaño Andrade, Ecuador's environment minister in a tweet, which has been translated from Spanish to English. "Their island receives them with open arms."

Ladies, Diego is finally making his way home.

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Some might say Diego is a sex god among his species.

Diego weighs about approximately 175 pounds, measures at about 35 inches long, and stands at around five feet tall, if he stretches his legs and neck, according to The Gu