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June 17, 2019

“Rocky” co-stars Cuff and Link still alive and flippering in photo shared by Sylvester Stallone

May 24, 2019
Sylvester Stallone’s turtles from “Rocky,” named Cuff and Link, are still alive and appeared in “Creed 2.” He posted a shot of the turtles on his Instagram account. (Instagram / @officialslystallone)

This Hollywood power couple remains on a shelluva run.

Oscar-nominated Sylvester Stallone’s cinematic pet turtles Cuff and Link, 43 years after their cameo appearances in the original “Rocky” movie, are still alive and kicking. The celebrity reptiles even made a comeback last year with small roles in “Creed II,” Stallone revealed in a recent Instagram post.

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“In CREED 2 with my original buddies from the first Rocky … CUFF and LINK, now about 44 years old,” wrote Stallone in a shot where he’s standing in front of the turtles’ tank.

The post by the 72-year-old actor earned closed to 400,000 likes. There’s a chance Stallone’s flippered friends could outlive him: Turtles are know to live as long as 80 years.

The pets first appeared briefly in a scene featuring Stallone as Rocky Balboa with his love interest Adrian Pennino, as played by Talia Shire in the 1976 movie “Rocky.”

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