Tortoise Takes a Walk – level 3
An elderly Japanese man and his giant African pet tortoise Bon-Chan have become an Internet sensation after pictures of them walking around parts of downtown Tokyo went viral.
When the tortoise is not enjoying a walk, he lives in a wooden enclosure designed by the owner himself and chomps on vegetables and fruits, including carrots, lettuce and apples.
Bon-chan, also named Master Roshi in reference to a character from the popular Japanese cartoon series Dragon Ball Z, has not been weighed in a while but the owner thinks that his pet is probably around 70 kilograms.
The Japanese holiday O-bon inspired the name Bon-chan which were taking place around the time when the tortoise was bought by the owner’s wife.
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Would you walk with a tortoise this big?
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