I couldn’t help but make a comment when I saw this article the other day – particularly since it was a Redfoot Tortoise!
Tortoises are famous for living to a ripe old age. One giant tortoise named Adwaita is said to have lived 255 years in the Calcutta Zoo—he finally died of liver failure in 2006. But news of a tortoise that lived 30 years in a box ……More at How Did a Tortoise Survive 30 Years in a Box? – News Watch A family found their missing pet tortoise in a store room – more than thirty years after they lost her.
I’ll admit this is a fun article to read, but there is no way any animal even a tortoise could possibly survive for 30 years in a box.
Where’s the water source? Without access to water any tortoise, particularly a Redfoot tortoise, would die within weeks of dehydration.
What could it eat, except the occasional bug?
How would it get the required Calcium and D3 for absorption in order to have a solid, healthy shell.
I could go on and on, but you get the point.
This makes for a good headline to get you to read the article, but someone isn’t applying even the most basic logic.