And it wasn't the first time the 30-something-year-old, 120-pound tortoise had tried it, either — Aboo had managed to escape the zoo just two weeks before, too. Even though the giant tortoise is allowed to roam the zoo grounds freely, it apparently just isn't enough space for Aboo.
Because of habitat loss and hunting, so many species of turtles and tortoises are endangered in the wild. Even if it's dangerous out there for her kind, Aboo can't seem to shake the fact that she's wild at heart.
"She can walk faster than we can ever imagine," Yamane added.