Monday, July 11, 2016

Man Walk With His Pet Giant Tortoise

A Japanese man has been turning heads in Tokyo after taking his pet giant African tortoise for walks around the city's streets.

62-year-old owner Hisao Mitani says he has been taking his pet Bon-chan on daily walks for years, but the pair have only recently become famous after photographs of them when viral on the internet.  Bon-chan is named after the festival of Obon, during which his wife brought the pet home from a store.  The 70kg reptile is kept in a wooden enclosure designed by Mr Mitani, and lives off a diet of fruit and vegetables.

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