Rabat – Dartford police seized three tortoises from a property in Kent, England, last month. The tortoises are believed to have been smuggled from Morocco.
The tortoises are currently recovering at Heathrow Animal Reception Centre in London, reported local newspaper Kent Online, on Wednesday, December 4.
Experts identified the three tortoises, each between 5-7 centimeters long, as African-spurred tortoises, also known as sulcatas, from the southern edge of the Saharan desert says, according to the same source.
The Dartford police have as yet made no arrests as the investigation is still ongoing.