Staff at Fishers Adventure Farm Park in Wisborough Green this week were astounded to discover one of their tortoises taking on an extraordinary challenge within her indoor play pen.
Nicola Harris, Marketing Manager at the family farm had visited the animal barn to get a photo of the tortoises, when she discovered the larger of the two (Sybil) on a purposeful, thrill-seeking circuit of the pen, including a Tortoise-sized slide! The video posted on Facebook this week by Fishers Farm Park, of Sybil playing on her “slide,” has gone viral.
The video, which has currently reached over 3 million people on Facebook and been shared over 41k times, shows Sybil the tortoise, climbing up her ramp, at her tortoise pace, venturing through her tunnel and over the top walkway to her “slide” and sliding down. No matter who is in her way, (as you will see from the video!)
Sybil and Eric also regularly enjoy their outdoor adventures in Fishers specifically designed grassed enclosures, (where the Fishers team might now have to invest in a tortoise slide as their next project!).
Tom Rollings – Director of Fishers Farm Park commented “Sybil was straight onto the slide as soon as we added it, and she’s always the fastest of the two when they’re outside playing in their field too – she’s quite a character! The vet has confirmed that she is happy, healthy and is clearly choosing to live life to the fullest with her new sliding antics… I think we could all take a leaf out of Sybil’s book!”