Spike the African Spurred Tortoise sets record in Louisville Zoo’s ‘Spike Hike’
Published: May. 11, 2023 at 3:36 PM EDT
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WAVE) - Slow and steady does win the race!
The Louisville Zoo hosted its annual “Spike Hike” on Thursday morning for Spike, the zoo’s African Spurred Tortoise.
The event allows Spike to hike with zoo guests from his winter home at the BOMA Petting Zoo to his summer home in the Addax Yard.
Spike made his 500-foot trip in record time on Thursday in only 23 minutes.
Zoo guests were able to keep Spike on track by motivating him with tasty snacks like strawberries, cucumbers and tomatoes.
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