Popular Red-Footed Tortoise Stolen From Edinburgh Butterfly and Insect World In Scotland

February 22, 2018

Police Scotland are looking for a red-footed tortoise who was stolen from Edinburgh Butterfly and Insect World on February 21.

“We are working closely with the police and are doing everything we can to try and get Huck back safe and sound as soon as possible,” a spokesperson for Edinburgh Butterfly and Insect World told Edinburgh News.



The 8-year-old tortoise was stolen right out of his enclosure on February 21.

“The welfare and safety of our animals is of the utmost importance to us and we are reviewing our procedures internally to prevent something like this happening again.”

The 8-year-old tortoise was stolen right out of his enclosure between 12 and 2 p.m. Staff at the facility contacted the police when they noticed the tortoise was missing.

Red-Footed Tortoise Information

Red-Footed Tortoise Care Sheet

“Huck is a very popular attraction at Butterfly World and the staff are very concerned that he may not be getting looked after properly following his theft,” Constable Ian Worrall from Dalkeith Police station told the Edinburgh News.

“He requires special lamps and a specialist diet otherwise his health could be seriously affected and we are treating this matter very seriously. If you have information that can assist with our inquiries then please contact police immediately.”

If you know of the whereabouts of Huck, contact Crimestoppers at 0800 555 111, or the Police Scotland Facebook page.

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