Treasured tortoise returned
A SEVEN-year-old girl from Cox, Noa Hinojosa, whose appeal to find her lost pet tortoise went viral on the internet, has been reunited with it after a month of searching.
Tortu, as she calls it, disappeared from her greatgrandmother’s house on September 10.
So she designed a poster appealing for help to find the missing reptile saying how much her family missed it (see picture).
This came complete with a picture she drew of her treasured pet.
With the help of her family, the young girl posted it on social networks and around the town.
Tortu was finally found 24 days later, ‘in good health’ in the playground of the Virgen de las Virtudes primary school by its caretaker, explained her mother, Laura Sivila.
“We know it’s her because she has a white mark on her shell,” she said.
She suspects someone may have taken it then decided to leave it somewhere someone would find it.
This was '‘because it would be hard to be alone in the streets for almost a month but we’ll never know 100% what happened’, she explained.
She believes it may never have turned up if it were not for the attention generated on the internet.
Noa has already started drawing a new picture with members of her family with the tortoise to thank everyone who helped to find it.
The power of the internet may have reunited girl and tortoise