Seminole County

Central Florida Zoo unveils new habitat for tortoises

SANFORD, Fla. — Tortoises at the Central Florida Zoo are now living in their own little paradise.


The zoo unveiled a new living space for the radiated tortoises this week.

The four special reptiles now have access to a peaceful landscape that includes a babbling brook and cypress stumps.

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“The tortoises couldn’t all share the same space at once, so now we have this giant water feature with a large waiting area for the tortoises so all four of them can enjoy the water at the same time,” said Christopher Torge, director of animal operations at Central Florida Zoo.

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Local nurseries and pond builders from across Seminole County worked together to build the new habitat.

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