Check out these awesome photos of a 200-pound giant tortoise going to the doctor


A healthy looking Aldabra giant tortoise in the botanic gardens on Mahe, the largest island of the Seychelles, on March 5, 2012.



Blame it on the crappy English weather.

A giant tortoise at Bristol Zoo Gardens in the UK has come down with a summer cold. Helen was diagnosed after her keepers heard her "raspy" breathing "from several feet away."

Bristol Zoo wants everyone to know that the 32-year-old Aldabra giant tortoise — endemic to the much warmer island of the same name in the Seychelles in the Indian Ocean — is receiving treatment and is on the road to recovery. To prove it, the zoo posted these awesome photos to Facebook.


Helen is wheeled into the vet clinic for a check-up. 

Bob Pitchford/Bristol Zoo


At almost 200 pounds, it takes some muscle to get her onto the examination table.

Bob Pitchford/Bristol Zoo


A vet quickly diagnoses a nasal infection, otherwise known as a cold. Helen does not look impressed by all the fuss.

Bob Pitchford/Bristol Zoo


The remedy is an unpleasant nasal flush followed by a course of antibiotics.

Bob Pitchford/Bristol Zoo


Helen, now back in her enclosure with five other giant tortoises, unwittingly gobbles up her daily medicine on a stick of celery. Awwwwwww, look at that happy face.

Bob Pitchford/Bristol Zoo