“Tortoises are really the only creatures that are capable of being a good, wholesome, and healthy home,” said Michael J. Ritchie, the former president of the American Tortoise Society.
The group has about 20,000 members and works with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service to help captive animals and the environment.
The U.N. says tortoisers are an important part of its efforts to protect the world’s marine mammals, but not in their natural habitat.
“The U.K. has a tortoise park, but the U