At 400 pounds he is the largest of four Aldabra tortoises which were being kept illegally by a Highlands, NJ resident. The tortoises were kept outside in an undersized area, with no veterinary care, nor proper permits.
The Division of Fish and Wildlife contacted Popcorn Park's General Manager John Bergmann to remove the tortoises. Upon arrival at Popcorn Park, veterinary exams of the ill-kept tortoises revealed upper respiratory infections and cracks in some of their shells. Treatment began for all four, with a plan for them to go to the Cape May Zoo.
However, Maximus and Popcorn Park Director John Bergmann developed an immediate friendship, so Max has stayed right here. He now has a special compound all his own, and hopes you have a very big heart and will sponsor him. Please consider sponsoring Max today!