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Max the Tortoise Visits Neighbors in the Park

Windsor Village neighbors Hannah and Asa stopped by to visit Max, the 27-year-old African Sulcata tortoise, at Harold Henry Park Tuesday afternoon.


Max the Giant Tortoise has been in and out of the hospital in his battle against a bacterial infection that has specialty vets puzzled. Yesterday, we found Max at Harold Henry Park in Wilshire Village visiting with friends and neighbors.


Max enjoyed a visit with neighbors Diane Dicksteen and her dog Cali.


“Max is home and is enjoying 2 trips to his favorite local park every morning and afternoon!” Kevin Proulx, Max’s human dad, told the Buzz. “His bacterial infection is still of serious concern so his medical team is keeping a close watch on Max through the daily pics and videos that we send.”

Proulx said that Max loves visitors, so he’s opening up TortoiseLand this weekend to visitors. You can email Proulx at [email protected] to find our when you can visit Max. You can also visit his YouTube channel and learn more about Max and help support the GoFundMe campaign set up by friends to help cover Max’s extensive medical bills.


Max with his human parents Durand Willians and Kevin Proulx


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Patricia Lombard
Patricia Lombard
Patricia Lombard is the publisher of the Larchmont Buzz. Patty lives with her family in Fremont Place. She has been active in neighborhood issues since moving here in 1989. Her pictorial history, "Larchmont" for Arcadia Press is available at Chevalier's Books.

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