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icon of side silhouette of dog and cat drawn inside the dog Tracie Hotchner the Radio Pet Lady

Pedro & Petra, Living the Tortoise High Life in Mexico City

#831CA: Tracie learned about photographer Laura Cohen and her Tortoises Pedro and Petra, in Johanna Seigmann’s photographic book “In Good Company.” Laura found the tortoises at the huge live animal market in her town, Mexico City. Pedro was as big as a Bic pen and unlikely to live. Petra was in a cardboard box full of mice for sale. (With a lifespan upwards of 100 years, Laura said the tortoises will long outlive her, so her son has agreed to inherit them.) This interview was originally intended only for her new podcast EXOTIC PETS with Dr. Doug Mader, who himself has a pet tortoise with the surprising name: Traci!