Wanted: Loving home for 53-year-old tortoise

 


BOSTON (AP) — Wanted: Loving home for a middle-age tortoise that loves fruit salad, dandelions and sunshine.

MSPCA-Angell, a Boston animal welfare organization, has put a 53-year-old tortoise named Ms. Jennifer up for adoption because the owner recently died of COVID-19.

She is likely the oldest animal the organization has ever offered for adoption, spokesman Rob Halpin said in a statement Thursday.

Ms. Jennifer weighs four pounds and is about the size of a dinner plate. Anyone interested in adopting her has to be in it for the long haul, because tortoises can live to be 100 or older, the...



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