African Sulcata Tortoise found after missing for 3 days in Chesterfield

African Sulcata Tortoise found after missing for 3 days in Chesterfield

CHESTERFIELD, VA (WWBT) - A Chesterfield family says their missing African Sulcata Tortoise was found Wednesday after missing for three days in the Deer Run subdivision.

The tortoise -- named Shredder -- was found under a shed in the family's backyard and buried in the ground.

The Richmond Wildlife Center posted to Facebook that the temperatures were far too cold for a tortoise like Shredder and that he may have been unable to move due to hypothermia.

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