The concept of tortoise hibernation in refrigerators is the brainchiled of Shirley Neely, employed at the Tortoise Sanctuary in New Jersey.
The tortoises hibernate for up to three months during the winter, in temperatures that are easily maintained by typical fridges.
The only difference between the usual scene of sleeping tortoises and the picture shown here, is that normally the shells are wrapped in tea towels.
Refrigerator doors are opened daily to allow fresh air to enter the hibernation chamber.
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