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‘We have you’: Bayou Wildlife Zoo still missing rescue tortoise stolen from zoo

Sheldon, the rescue leopard tortoise was stolen from the Bayou Wildlife Zoo.
Sheldon, the rescue leopard tortoise was stolen from the Bayou Wildlife Zoo. (Bayou Wildlife Zoo)

ALVIN, Texas – The Bayou Wildlife Zoo in Alvin is taking the next steps after a thief stole its new tortoise.

According to a Facebook post shared by the zoo, Sheldon the leopard tortoise was stolen from the facility over the weekend.

In the post, the zoo owners explained Sheldon is a rescue and he is in need of medical attention.

The thief was asked to return the stolen animal unharmed by 9 a.m. Monday no questions asked, but according to an update, Sheldon has not been returned.

According to the zoo owners, they know the suspect’s license plate and identity and will prosecute if necessary.

Please return our brand new turtle. He is a rescue and needs attention. We have you and your license plate on camera. ...

Posted by Bayou Wildlife Zoo on Sunday, September 6, 2020

Go to the Bayou Wildlife Zoo website to learn more about the facility, its animals and how to visit.


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