Photograph by @secorisou
19 years ago, 62-year-old Mitani Hisao walked into a Tokyo pet shop and purchased a five-centimetre baby tortoise. Hisao calls him Bon-chan and the African spurred tortoise now weighs 70 kg (154 lbs) and has a shell that measures 75 cm (2 ft 5 in) in diameter.
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Tortoise-lover Katie Bradley, from Vancouver, USA crochets the outfits for tortoises. She started crocheting tortoise outfits as a family joke for her seven pet tortoises but soon after posting the pictures of the cosy outfits on her tortoise blog, she was flooded with requests to make coats for tortoises around the globe. Continue reading »