PHOENIX (3TV/CBS 5) -- Boy, do the Galapagos Tortoises at the Phoenix Zoo have some years on them. And while 13-year old Kasumy is young, she is pretty mature for her age. During our tour at the Phoenix Zoo, I learned Kasumy is creative, curious, and pretty funny.

"I like volleyball and softball; it's just fun," she said.

She loves the outdoors and adventure, not wasting any time getting to know our lazy and hungry new friends. "Alright, I'll touch that," she said, slowly reaching over to touch Elvis, the tortoise.

Kasumy's adoption recruiter Alana Woodworth said she would do great with parents who are sensitive to trauma, patient, and have older kids in the home.

"That's why we are looking for a home with no younger children because Kasumy likes a calm and peaceful environment,' Woodworth said. Woodworth said Kasumy would bring endless compassion to her new family.

"She would bring so much heart to the home, so much life, and happiness and love and fun, and she would make an excellent addition to a home," Woodworth said. "She would make it a family."

Aside from learning about these 500-pound behemoth tortoises from our tour guide Mary, Kasumy loves to paint and draw too.

"I don't know; it's just satisfying, calming," Kasumy said.

Traits she would look forward to in her new family filled with love and stability.

To find out how you might become a forever family for Kasumy or other Arizona waiting children, contact AASK at 602-930-4900 or by info@aask-az.orgYou can also visit the Children's Heart Gallery.


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