Wilson the tortoise

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A local zoo just added a new member. 

The Roosevelt Park zoo has added a second African Spurred Tortoise to its ambassador team. 
Their animal ambassadors help the zoo educate the community. 
These animals are usually taken to places like Magic city discovery center and the library. 
Wilson the tortoise was found on Lake Sakakawea over the summer. 
He has a life span of 80 to 100 years old and can grow to be 200 pounds.


“All animals in our zoo are actually ambassador animals but these are specifically they get to go out in the community and reach people who may not normally get the chance to come the zoo — we’ll go to schools –we’ll go to nursing homes community events services clubs,” said education and conservation outreach coordinator Nicole Barnhart.

She adds that Wilson is healthy and soon the community will be able to learn more about him.

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