They may not usually be known for being fast movers, but Bertie is the tortoise equivalent to Usain Bolt.
At his home in Adventure Valley - a family adventure park in Brasside, Durham, UK - Bertie sprinted over a 5.48 m course in a speedy 19.59 seconds to win title as the Fastest tortoise in the world.
During his record-breaking run, Bertie reached an incredible speed of 0.28 m/s (0.92 ft/sec), absolutely smashing Charlie’s (UK) previous record of 0.125 m/s which had been unchallenged since 1977.
Bertie’s proud owners Marco Calzini and his wife Janine explain that when they discovered Charlie’s record, they tested Bertie against it and he beat it every time.
Since achieving his Guinness World Records title, Bertie has become a local celebrity at Adventure Valley.
He now lives in a luxury enclosure with his girlfriend Shelly and his Guinness World Records certificate is proudly displayed on the wall.