Thursday 27 May 2021

BBC: Red-foot tortoises found dead at Barry allotment


image captionThe tortoises were all aged between two and 10 years old

Five dead young tortoises have been discovered on an allotment in the Vale of Glamorgan.

An animal charity said the red-foot tortoises were found by a member of the public at the Cemetery Road allotment in Barry on Monday.

South Wales Police has been informed and RSPCA Cymru has appealed for information over the "troubling" find.

RSPCA inspector Simon Evans said: "This was a sad and shocking discovery and [we are] making urgent enquiries."

It is believed the five tortoises, all aged between two and 10 years, died at similar times.

Red-foot tortoises can grow to more than 12in (30cm) in length and usually live for about 50 years.

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