A New Jersey rescue zoo is now the new home of four tortoises seized from a house last month.
Officials tell the Asbury Park Press ( http://bit.ly/n1L8kW) that the reptiles will remain at Popcorn Park in Lacey Township. That's where the animals have been treated for some health issues that aren't considered serious.
Officials had been seeking a permanent home in a warm climate for the four Aldabra tortoises, which range in size from 7 pounds to 320 pounds.
But the park plans to build a public structure for the reptiles that will likely cost somewhere between $7,000 and $10,000.
Officials say the tortoises were being kept in inadequate outdoor enclosures at a Highlands home when they were seized, though they acknowledge the owner wasn't purposely trying to harm them.
Information from: Asbury Park Press, http://www.app.com