Giant tortoise recovered by GNR police in Albufeira

Giant tortoise recovered by GNR police in Albufeira

A man was fined by GNR police on January 5 for illegally keeping an African spurred tortoise, the largest mainland species of tortoise in the world, inside a house in Albufeira.

The tortoise was recovered by GNR agents and handed over to the Institute of Nature and Forest Conservation (ICNF).

These kinds of situations can be reported to GNR’s Linha SOS Ambiente e Território (808 200 520).

Giant tortoise recovered by GNR police in Albufeira