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53-year-old tortoise left homeless by COVID-19 gets new home

The tortoise, known as Ms. Jennifer, was put up for adoption last week by MSPCA-Angell, a Boston animal welfare organization.
(Credit: MSPCA-Angell)

A 53-year-old tortoise left homeless when its owner died of COVID-19 has been adopted by a loving new family.

The tortoise, known as Ms. Jennifer, was put up for adoption last week by MSPCA-Angell, a Boston animal welfare organization.

After widespread media coverage of her plight, the organization received more than 3,000 calls and emails from people interested in adopting the tortoise, making her one of the most popular animals the Massachusetts Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals has ever taken care of.

365体育投注开户“Ms. Jennifer is going to a fantastic home in Boston with a bona fide turtle expert," the organization said in a statement Wednesday.

365体育投注开户The new owner wishes to remain anonymous.

365体育投注开户Ms. Jennifer weighs four pounds and is about the size of a dinner plate. She loves fruit salad and dandelions, and like many tortoises, could live to be about 100.