A peculiar occurrence has recently happened in the Irkutskaya Zoogalereya private zoo: a pair of African spurred tortoises named Shrek and Fiona destroyed the enclosure with their tough shells in an attempt to run away. However, the escapees were caught just in time. The owner of the zoo, Vadim Ivushkin, even had to sit on one of the reptiles to stop it from fleeing.
But within a couple of hours, Shrek and Fiona attempted another escape– they demolished the temporary barriers in the enclosure and then again climbed out of it for a walk around the exotarrium. This time, a local cat, Baton, took "measures to detain" the tortoises. According to the zoo officials, the animals will get a new spacious and sturdy house very soon.