Zoo Buddies: Meet Bosshug the radiated tortoise!

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MONROE, La. (KNOE) - Lisa Taylor from the Louisiana Purchase Gardens and Zoo brought in an unusual looking turtle named Bosshug. Bosshug is a radiated tortoise.

Lisa Taylor from the Louisiana Purchase Gardens and Zoo brought in an unusual looking turtle named Bosshug. Bosshug is a radiated tortoise. (Source: KNOE)

Taylor says that these kinds of species are herbivores originally from Madagascar and are currently critically endangered due to how much they are eaten in Madagascar.

The restaurant association will be partnering with the zoological society to create a fundraiser for the zoo. Taylor says dates will soon be available.

The Louisiana Purchase Gardens and Zoo is currently trying to purchase a white dromedary camel.

The zoo is accepting donations to help purchase the camel. To donate click here.