Giant Aldabra tortoise Tom

His story

In July 2020, Tom was confiscated from poor conditions by the Tanzanian Wildlife Authorities and was handed over to Kili CREW. After a couple of months of proper nutrition, Tom changed his behaviour with increased strength and improved condition. Nowadays, he walks considerable distances each day and loves his waterhole. As Tom has been kept in captivity all his life, plus the added fact that this is not his normal environment and habitat, he will stay permanently under human care.

Healthy and recovering



Reason for rehab:

Confiscated by wildlife authorities for poor condition

Rescue date:

July 2020

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