It turns out the age-old adage, "Slow and steady wins the race," from the timeless Tortoise and the Hare parable, is actually a modern-day real-world experience. At Roger Williams Park Zoo in Providence, R.I., a rabbit and a tortoise were actually pitted against each other for a race to a plate of strawberries and greens. In a split enclosure, the race begins with Pickles the tortoise crawling slowly to the plate of food as Split the rabbit hops around his crate exploring the divider walls. "I can’t even believe this, this is a true-life tortoise-and-the-hare happening! Slow and steady does in fact win the strawberries – and the race!” said the race announcer.

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