INFOGRAPHIC: How to weigh a giant tortoise at the Phoenix Zoo

PHOENIX - How easy is it to get the weight of a giant tortoise? It takes time and patience.

It took nearly a dozen Phoenix Zoo staff and volunteers to get six tortoises to step up onto the scale. Their final weight: 1,949-pounds.

Paula Swanson, reptile manager at the Phoenix Zoo, led the team.

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