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Stolen African leopard tortoise found unharmed inside museum

4:17 PM, Apr 4, 2013   |    comments
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DUBUQUE, Iowa (KGAN/CNN) - Authorities say someone swiped this African leopard tortoise from an Iowa museum.

"Cashew" was discovered missing Tuesday from an exhibit at the The National Mississippi River Museum & Aquarium.

The tortoise weighs 18 pounds, and is more than 18 inches in diameter.

Experts say the value of a tortoise like this is at least $2,000.

Thursday afternoon NBC affiliate KWWL reported someone put the tortoise inside a museum elevator, pushed a button, and left.


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