“I’m doing as well as can be expected for a guy who doesn’t have a tortoise,” Peter Lowry of Albany said Thursday. “I’m fearful that he will be left to devices that he can’t deal with.”
The American Red Cross
The missing reptile, a native of the southern Sahara, lived in a heated enclosure on Lowry’s property and can survive only in warm temperatures. Lowry, a 66- year-old exotic-animal breeder who used to work at the Bronx Zoo, traded a pair of cockatoos for the tortoise in 1991.
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