Sponsor to take care of Twin Tortoises
One of the newer enclosures at the shelter is our space for star tortoises. They are just one of the endangered animals of India shamelessly poached for their meat and other body parts. One day a man who came to do some repair work at the shelter noticed the tortoise enclosure. Learning of this animal’s dire situation, he told us that he had noticed some boys in his village using some baby star tortoises as marbles. This story is a bit innocent and cute, but the usual circumstances under which these animals are found is not as laughable. We now have 19 star tortoises, both children and adults, in a lovely shaded, grassy area awaiting favourable circumstances for their release.