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Tortoise encounter

Tortoise encounter

Children at Orana Wildlife Park in Christchurch enjoy the opportunity to get up close with tortoises. Under supervision they can touch the protective shell and feel the scaly legs of tortoises.

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Maggy Wassilieff, 'Zoos and aquariums - Zoos in the 21st century', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/photograph/18446/tortoise-encounter (accessed 29 July 2021)

Story by Maggy Wassilieff, published 24 Nov 2008