Even tortoises need to get away sometimes. Abuh, a 35 year old female tortoise, weighing 55 kilograms and measuring a meter in length, escaped from the Shibukawa Animal Park in Okayama Prefecture in early August. She was on the loose for two weeks before being found just 140 meters from the zoo.
Zoo keepers offered a 500,000 yen reward for her safe return after they were unable to find her. She was found in nearby shrubbery. This was the second time in less than a month that she had disappeared. I guess we all just need to get away at times.