Giant tortoise walks Tokyo's streets

largest turtle in the world
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The metre - (3-feet) long African spurred tortoise, which tips the scales at 70 kilogrammes (150 pounds).

Is a regular sight on the streets of Tokyo's Tsukishima district, as he and owner Hisao Mitani take their snail-paced daily walk.

its a symbol of longevity in japan

this guy runs a funeral service business and tells that he don't feel bad to keep this pet at funeral times 

he says that at sad times of people , people see this pet and give a smile and hence its not a bad this he believes 
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