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Surprisingly fleet-footed giant tortoise escapes Japan zoo… again

TOKYO: The escapee is female, weighs 55kg and has a "gentle" disposition - but a history of running away. A Japanese zoo said Thursday (Aug 3) it was searching for its giant tortoise, which has escaped for the second time in less than two weeks. The reptile, measuring about 1m 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. The tortoise "won't immediately…