BOSTON (AP) — A Boston animal welfare organization is offering a 53-year-old tortoise for adoption after the animal’s original owner died of COVID-19.
MSPCA-Angell says the tortoise named Ms. Jennifer is likely the oldest animal it has ever offered for adoption. Ms. Jennifer weighs four pounds and is about the size of a dinner plate.
Anyone interested in adopting her has to be in it for the long haul, because tortoises can live to be 100 or older.
The organization says Ms. Jennifer loves fruit salad, dandelions and being outdoors.