Leonardo Dicaprio to raise a tortoise

DiCaprio stopped off at North American Reptile Breeders Conference and Trade Show in Anaheim, California, last weekend to pick up the 10-year-old Sulcata tortoise which cost him USD 400, the TMZ.com reported.

The 'Titanic' star had pre-ordered the animal, who comes all the way from Africa, from Prehistoric Pets, a California store that specialises in reptiles.

The 35-year-old old actor went to the conference with his 'Inception' co-star Lukas Haas. The actor, who is very active with environmental issues, made a big commitment by getting a tortoise as the creature can live up to 80 years old and can weigh 200 pounds.

However, one commitment that he is yet to make is to propose to his girlfriend Bar Refaeli.
Despite recent reports claiming he had enlisted the help of his mother Irmelin to help him choose the perfect engagement ring for the Israeli-born supermodel, the actor, who has been dating Bar for almost five years - still hasn't popped the question.

"He is finally ready to settle down and make it official. Leo has told his closest friend that his mother has been helping him pick out an engagement ring for Bar. He seems to be waiting for the right time," a source said.

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