Phoenix tortoise adoption event Saturday!

Phoenix tortoise adoption event Saturday!

Are you fascinated by reptiles? Do you have a yard big enough for a dog, but no time to take one for daily walks? Is someone in your family allergic to pets with fur or feathers? If so, consider adopting a desert tortoise through the Arizona Game and Fish Department’s adoption event on Saturday, April 11.

phoenixzoo:

If you haven’t already heard… it’s HOT in Phoenix!
When it gets this hot we’re often asked how our animals handle the heat. We provide our animals with lots of ways to keep cool including plenty of shade, pools & ponds, misters, swamp coolers, air conditioned nighthouses, ice treats and even specially designed artificial rocks and platforms that are kept cool throughout the day. We are also sure to monitor our animals closely throughout the day for any signs of heat stress. Our animals are also very good at keeping themselves cool! Here we see Ali, a 669 pound Aldabra tortoise, spending some time in his pond to keep cool!

#PhoenixZoo #Phoenix #Zoo #Arizona #photooftheday #picoftheday #instadaily #instagood #instaaz #instazoo #instanimal #hot #summer #cool #pond #pool #reptile #giant #tortoise (at Phoenix Zoo)

phoenixzoo:

If you haven’t already heard… it’s HOT in Phoenix!
When it gets this hot we’re often asked how our animals handle the heat. We provide our animals with lots of ways to keep cool including plenty of shade, pools & ponds, misters, swamp coolers, air conditioned nighthouses, ice treats and even specially designed artificial rocks and platforms that are kept cool throughout the day. We are also sure to monitor our animals closely throughout the day for any signs of heat stress. Our animals are also very good at keeping themselves cool! Here we see Ali, a 669 pound Aldabra tortoise, spending some time in his pond to keep cool!

#PhoenixZoo #Phoenix #Zoo #Arizona #photooftheday #picoftheday #instadaily #instagood #instaaz #instazoo #instanimal #hot #summer #cool #pond #pool #reptile #giant #tortoise (at Phoenix Zoo)

PHOENIX –

Seeing a stray dog wandering the streets — that’s not surprising. But a stray giant tortoise?

You can see why this brought traffic to a standstill in central Phoenix.

The big guy was wandering in the area of 3rd Avenue and Indian School.

No one knows where he came from or who he belongs to, but he caused a big commotion.

Bystanders tried to keep him from getting hit by a car, but it wasn’t easy.

“All the cars were stopping, there were several people. I herded him into the yard so to keep him from roaming all over, we put him in my truck,” said Tony Masterangelo. “He’s over a hundred pounds, I’m certain he’s a pretty good age.”

“We don’t know what happened, we think he may be abandoned so we are concerned about him.”

They called the Herpetological Society and they are caring for him tonight.

PHOENIX –

Seeing a stray dog wandering the streets – that’s not surprising. But a stray giant tortoise?

You can see why this brought traffic to a standstill in central Phoenix.

The big guy was wandering in the area of 3rd Avenue and Indian School.

No one knows where he came from or who he belongs to, but he caused a big commotion.

Bystanders tried to keep him from getting hit by a car, but it wasn’t easy.

“All the cars were stopping, there were several people. I herded him into the yard so to keep him from roaming all over, we put him in my truck,” said Tony Masterangelo. “He’s over a hundred pounds, I’m certain he’s a pretty good age.”

“We don’t know what happened, we think he may be abandoned so we are concerned about him.”

They called the Herpetological Society and they are caring for him tonight.