U.K. researchers find evidence of pet tortoise in 19th century

07/12/2010 | BBC

Researchers have uncovered a 130-year-old tortoise leg bone among the remains of cats and dogs at a castle in Staffordshire, England. The bone, which dates to the 19th century, indicates that the tortoise had been kept as a pet. This is the earliest archeological find that points to a tortoise being treated as a family pet in the U.K.

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