Police are appealing for information after a pet tortoise was stolen from a house in Leicester.
The tortoise was taken from the rear garden of the house in Harrison Road.
It is female, brown in colour and 10’ in diameter. One of the claws on the left foot is broken and two on the right foot are close together. There is a small chip towards the bottom of the shell.
PC Vicki Lucas who is investigating this incident, said:
This is a sad incident whereby a much loved pet has been taken from its home. The owner has had the tortoise for many years.
There are some distinctive markings on the animal. I would like to talk to anyone who has been approached by someone trying to sell them a tortoise in suspicious circumstances.
An extension area to the giant tortoise exhibit at Twycross Zoo in Leicestershire prompted keepers to develop a new training programme to help bring these super slow-moving, 400lbs creatures indoors!
An extension area to the giant tortoise exhibit at Twycross Zoo in Leicestershire has prompted keepers to develop a new training programme to help bring these slow moving creatures indoors quicker while they renovate.
In an attempt to ensure it is not just the hare the tortoise can defeat, zookeepers have given them a training programme to make sure they move back in quicker.
It follows a planned extension of the animal's indoor and outdoor facilities.
Zookeepers also say the regime has proved beneficial for health checks.
Twycross Zoo cares for three Aldabra tortoises: Tim aged 40, Shelly 30 and Speedy aged 70.