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Tortoise survives for 30 years locked in storeroom

Family discover missing pet tortoise in locked store room 30 YEARS after she vanished…and she’s still alive. Full story.

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Photo via TV Globo. Alone time: Manuela was finally discovered alive inside a box containing an old record player when the family decided to clear out a locked store room (above). Tortoise looks pissed.

1. Manuela (tortoise) disappeared from her home in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, in 1982
2. Found when owners finally cleared out storage room after family member died
3. Vet believes she survived by eating termites from the wooden floors
4. She looks pissed. Poor thing probably craved a leafy green salad with crickets on a daily basis.