Abilene Zoo receives new threatened tortoise

ABILENE, TX - The Abilene Zoo welcomes its newest addition as of yesterday, a Texas Tortoise just like the one on your screen.
This turtle is found in Southern portions of Texas and is the smallest of its species reaching only 9 inches in total length.
Zoo officials say “by educating the public in return it help this fellow reptile stay off the endangered list”
           
The tortoise is a Houston transplant and was named Astro.
It will remain in quarantine for the next 30 days but is expected to open to the public early next year.

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