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Giant tortoise that fled Japan zoo found 140 metres away

TOKYO: A giant tortoise that made a break from a Japanese zoo has been found safe and sound two weeks after it escaped -- just 140 metres from the park. The 35-year-old female, named Abuh and measuring around one metre (three feet) in length, steamed out of the Shibukawa Animal Park in Okayama prefecture in early August having been allowed to walk freely around the zoo during opening hours. Zoo keepers, unable to trace the truant tortoise, offered a reward of 500,000 yen ($4,500) for her safe return. Their plan…

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…

WATCH: Tortoises indulge in hilarious fight ‘over territory’

Tortoises have a reputation for being good athletes, but hardly people see them in aggression. But one such amazing yet hilarious moment was recorded on camera at a safari in South Africa. In the video, you can witness it as two of them have been filmed going at it in an absolutely fearsome show of aggression. The footage was taken a Djuma Private Game Reserve in South Africa.