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