“Pretty” isn’t usually an adjective we think of as being synonymous with tortoises. At least it hasn’t been… until now. Because if this pink pinafore wearing tortoise in Tokyo isn’t pretty, I don’t know what is.
According to Rocket News 24, locals in the Tsukishima neighborhood of Tokyo often spot the fashion-forward African spurred tortoise going for walks with its owner.
This is significant for a number of reasons. First of all, who ever thought of taking a tortoise for a walk? Second of all, where does one such cute outfits for tortoises? Asking for a friend.
Of course, you’d have to be quite a patient and leisurely walker (i.e. not me) to be content with going for strolls at a tortoise’s pace. But it can’t be so bad, the pair have even spotted in Ginza, which is apparently a pretty sizable distance.
Expect to see the popularity of well-dressed African tortoises skyrocket as the pet of choice for grandparents in the coming months.