By now, most everyone in St. Louis has heard about Charlie the Tortoise.
Charlie has been our mascot at Petropolis for the better part of a decade, and has enjoyed meeting hundreds of thousands of people at events like Race for the Cure, our Petropolis Pet Carnival and Adoption events, Fundraisers, schools and so many others! We love being able to share Charlie with the community, and meeting everyone who has interacted with him.
As Charlie has grown from a small tortoise into the 100+ lbs tortoise that he is today, so have his needs for space. We have created several modes of transportation, types of housing, and ways for him to get exercise. Yet Charlie is still growing, and needs more land and freedom than we can provide. At Petropolis, we value the well being and enrichment of our animals above all else, and so it is with mixed emotions that we are announcing our plans to re-home Charlie.
We are going to be sad to see him go, but also happy that he will have an amazing new home to live in. Our plan is to house Charlie on a large property with a lot of open land, and also a custom built tortoise enclosure that is being made especially for him. It is also only a little over an hour away, so we can all still visit.
Please come by Petropolis Pet Resort before Sunday, August 25, and wish Charlie a safe and happy journey to his new home!