Tubby the Tortoise

Tubby is an African spurred tortoise who lives at the Detroit Zoo. Learn about Tubby and make handprint artwork that looks like a tortoise!


Celebrating and Saving Wildlife and Wild Places:

Tubby, the African spurred tortoise who lives at the Detroit Zoo, was surrendered from a private owner who was unable to provide appropriate care for him. He found his forever home at the Detroit Zoo where he has a lot of space to spend his days exploring, and a team of people who is able to care for him for his incredibly long life (potentially over 100 years!)


 Take Action:

Before you choose a companion animal, ensure you have the space, resources and expertise to care for the individual animal you are considering. Do some research and make an informed decision when opening your home to a new member of your family.


Download: Make a Handprint tortoise activity