Monday, December 31, 2012

Tortoise Sanctuary @ Kusu Island [Singapore]

The word "Ku" in Kusu Island actually means Tortoise in the Hokkien dialect and i vividly remember that there were loads of tortoises in the big pond right in front of the Chinese temple.

That was in the past; nowadays, the land dwelling reptiles were housed in a number of enclosures on the island that were typical of those built in the temples. 

Except for the above one. Open concept yet without the barriers that are necessary to keep non authorised persons (like me for example) off the sanctuary grounds. 

You guessed it right; i could not resist jumping down for a better look! 

In a way, the designer made it easy for the tortoises to escape whenever there are intruders by including six partially enclosed shelters. There is a slight physical problem though; tortoises are not known to be fast in their movements!

Peace! I am an animal lover and totally believe in non-disturbance. Furthermore, i would not want to risk having any of my fingers nipped off. 

Apparently, i read somewhere there were two giants in the small compound. I didn't find them although the biggest i saw was roughly the length of my lower arm. 

In my opinion, it is a baby when compared to the gigantic Galápagos tortoises! 

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