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In Red November, help Gladys and her family

Sunday, November 2nd, 2014

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Gladys, our elderly but stubborn African Spurred Tortoise, (Sulcata) is part of a red list family classified as vulnerable. That does not mean she is in constant need of counselling by the shelled equivalent of a shrink, but that her family in the wild is in need of protection. 

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They live in the Sahara dessert and surrounding grasslands and climate change is having a major impact on their habitat, plus illegal collection for sale as exports of these increasingly rare creatures are now banned. Also their quality of life in private collections can be appalling as they need large open grassy areas in which to graze.

So admire Gladys and her mates and find out more as to how YOU can make a positive impact on conservation and wildlife collections.