At age 78 and tipping the scales at 609 pounds, this Kansan made headlines in 2009 by moving to Oklahoma and becoming a “ladies man.”
With his move, this Aldabra tortoise left behind best friends Speed, Missy and Washington to move into the Tulsa Zoo and Living Museum’s Aldabra tortoise exhibit.
He left with the promise that when Sedgwick County renovates its herpetarium, he will return.
He simply had grown to big for his quarters.
This Kansan now has a pool to swim, three yards to graze in and an indoor facility with heated floors and skylights.
During his four decades in Wichita, this tortoise was a beloved celebrity at the Sedgwick County Zoo.
He is considered one of the nation's largest Aldabra tortoises.
The largest Aldabra tortoise weight ever recorded was 683 pounds. The average weight of a male Aldabra tortoise is closer to 250 to 400 pounds.
Who is he?
Question: What is this Aldabra tortoise’s name?
Answer to Tuesday’s question: Cassandra Peterson, a.k.a. Elvira, Mistress of the Dark, was born Sept. 15, 1951, in Manhattan, she grew up in Randolph during the 1950s.
Check Kansas.com Thursday for the answer to today’s question.