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Red-footed tortoise stolen from zoo in New York

Officials said they're concerned that Red may have been stolen by somebody involved with the illegal wildlife trade.

BUFFALO, N.Y. — The Buffalo Zoo reports that its red-footed tortoise, named Red, was stolen Tuesday from the zoo.

The zoo says Red was stolen from Rainforest Falls during an incident Tuesday night.

The Buffalo Zoo is working with the Buffalo Police Department to locate her and bring her home safely. Officials said they're concerned that Red may have been stolen by somebody involved with the illegal wildlife trade. 

The investigation is still ongoing. Anyone with information is asked to contact the Buffalo Police Department's confidential tip line at (716) 847-2255.

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