WA Police find stolen Perth Zoo tortoise seven years after it went missing

The stolen tortoise has been returned to Perth Zoo seven years after it went missing.
The stolen tortoise has been returned to Perth Zoo seven years after it went missing.

A TORTOISE stolen from Perth Zoo has been returned seven years after it went missing.

Two Madagascan Radiated Tortoises were stolen from the Zoo in 2011.

On Sunday, September 9, officers from Warwick Police located one of the tortoises when they attended a home in Girrawheen on an unrelated matter.

It is believed the second tortoise was taken from the Girrawheen home on the same day police attended and there are concerns for the welfare of that tortoise.

To survive, these tortoises require special diets and living areas, completely different to the needs of a tortoise purchased at a pet store.

This is the second animal returned to Perth Zoo in a week after an infant meerkat was stolen from its enclosure.

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Anyone with any information regarding the location of the tortoise is asked to call Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or report online at crimestopperswa.gov.au.