Th African spur-thighed tortoise is also known as the sulcata tortoise.
A juvenile sulcata tortoise has been found by the De Pere Police Department in De Pere, Wisconsin and has since been turned over to the Wisconsin Humane Society, Green Bay Campus.
“‘We managed to catch up to this perpetrator after a brief foot chase today on the near east side of De Pere. Does anyone know where he belongs? Google tells us it is an African Spurred Tortoise,” the department wrote on Facebook.
According to the humane society, Kappa, which he has since been named, will remain on a stray hold at the humane society and urges anyone who may know the owner to contact the humane society at 920-469-3111. Hopefully Kappa’s owners will be found soon.
About the Sulcata Tortoise
Th African spur-thighed tortoise is also known as the sulcata tortoise. It is a large tortoise that can exceed 100 lbs. It is native to the southern portion of the Sahara Desert in Africa and is one of the most widely captive-bred large tortoises. They are a long-lived tortoise that requires expert care and a large outdoor enclosure when they reach full size.