VIDEO: Blake the first world war tortoise brought to Blakeney

PUBLISHED: 17:41 15 August 2012

Blake the Tortoise. Photograph Simon Parker

Blake the Tortoise. Photograph Simon Parker


Here we feature an exclusive video of Blake, the first world war tortoise from Gallipoli, who is spoilt for offers in his search for a permanent home.

Blake, the 100-year-old tortoise travelled from Turkey to Blakeney in a first world war soldier’s backpack, as reported in the Evening News last week.

His story has swept the globe, from India, to Ireland, have calls been made for Blake to be returned to his home country of Turkey, despite living in a garden in north Norfolk since 1916.

Our exclusive video of the spur-thighed tortoise at his foster home in South Lopham, shows him enjoying the grass in his carer’s, Dillon Pret’s, garden.

Don’t forget to buy tomorrow’s Evening News to read the latest on Blake’s bid to find a new home.

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