TORTOISES ARE ALWAYS POPULAR WITH EVERYONE
The tortoise is a reptile which lives on land. Like their aquatic cousins, the sea turtles, tortoises are shielded from predators by a shell. They move slowly, and eat vegetation. Most are quite small, but island tortoises have several times evolved to much larger sizes such as the very famous ones on the Galapagos Islands.
One easy way to tell the different between Tortoise and Turtles is to look at their feet and shells. Water turtles have flippers or webbed feet, and their shells are flatter and more streamlined. Tortoises have stubby, elephant-like feet and heavier, domed shells.
Are TORTOISES suitable for your encounter?
Happy to be held and stroked.
Suitable for all ages and capabilities
Suitable for all group sizes agreed beforehand by us
Suitable for indoor and outdoor events (in the warmer months)
Olive arrived at HQ in 2015 after she was an unwanted gift for someone. She is a Hermann Tortoise and very friendly. She loves to roam around and be fed treats such as dandelion, kale and spinach. You can pick her up with help from our handlers who will show you how to do this safely and in a stress free way for her.