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Tragic As Alagba,the Oldest Tortoise In Africa Dies At 344 Years In Ogbomoso

Alagba, the 344 years old tortoise in the palace of the Soun of Ogbomoso, OyoState, is dead.
The scared tortoise which was the oldest tortoise in Africa, was sick for a few days before her death on Thursday.

Confirming the news of Alagba’s demise to the
Nigerian Tribune, the Private Secretary to Oba
Oyewumi, Toyin Ajamu, stressed that the
tortoise, which attracted people from all over
the world, will be greatly missed by everyone
who came in contact with her during her
lifetime.
According to Ajamu: “Alagba had lived in the
palace for centuries. The tortoise played host to
many monarchs in Ogbomoso in the past.
Alagba became popular because Oba Oladunni
Oyewumi, Soun of ogbomosoland, used his
personal resources to cater for her well being.
The tortoise had two staff members of the
palace dedicated to her. They provide food,
health support and other logistics, so as to
make sure she gets the best treatment.
Often times, Kabiyesi shared great moments
with Alagba. On a daily basis, Alagba, had
tourists visiting her from different part of the
world. The palace household, Ogbomoso
community and stakeholders in the tourism
sector are mourning Alagba’s passing.”
The palace secretary explained that plans were
underway to preserve Alagba’s body for
historical records.
Tragic As Alagba,the Oldest Tortoise In Africa Dies At 344 Years In Ogbomoso Tragic As Alagba,the Oldest Tortoise In Africa Dies At 344 Years In Ogbomoso Reviewed by Ojo Ayomiotan Daniel,Tech savvy, c.e.o of Ayomiteblog media on October 04, 2019 Rating: 5

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