Giant tortoise escapes from Japan zoo

Dhaka,  Thu,  24 August 2017
Published : 03 Aug 2017, 22:30:22
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Giant tortoise escapes from Japan zoo

TOKYO: A Japanese zoo said on Thursday it was searching for its giant tortoise, which has escaped for the second time in less than two weeks, according to a global media report.

The escapee is female, weighs 55 kilogrammes (121 pounds) and has a “gentle” disposition—but a history of running away.

The reptile, measuring about one metre (three feet, three inches) in length, was captured on security cameras as she wandered out of the main entrance of Shibukawa Animal Park in western Japan’s Okayama prefecture on Tuesday morning, according to zoo staffer Yoshimi Yamane.

Tuesday’s escape was the second time in less than a fortnight that the fleet-footed reptile, which is allowed to walk freely inside the park during opening hours, fled the zoo.

Yamane said it was found walking down the road 150 metres away from the zoo on July 21.

 
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