Emma

Species Name (EN): 
Russian Tortoise
Species Name (LA): 
Testudo horsfieldii
Patient Status: 
Educational Animal

Emma came to the Wildlife Center in October 2000. She was found wandering the grounds of the University of Virginia, far from her native desert territory. Most likely an escaped or abandoned pet, Emma could not survive on her own in this climate. Emma now lives at the Wildlife Center and teaches children the importance of leaving native animals in their natural environment.