MADISON, Wis. – A massive tortoise who left the circus and took his show on the road for six days has been found and is expected to be back with his circus family soon.
The 114-pound male tortoise named Berta didn't make it very far. He had traveled just two miles when he was spotted on a golf course less than a week after his July 7 escape during a show in Madison, Wis.
Alain Zerbini, owner and producer of Florida-based Zerbini Family Circus, says he expects to have Berta back in a few days. A friend of Zerbini picked up Berta from the Humane Society in Madison on Friday.
Zerbini says the tortoise has been "part of the family" for 10 years.