I have been surprised at the amount of people here who have wild caught pancake tortoises. I was under the impression that wild caught is kind of a shady business and not for people who truly love tortoises. Through this forum I have been proved wrong. I am strongly against taking a happy, healthy animal out of the wild for some selfish human being who wants it. There are plenty of captive bred tortoises for sale. I have two very healthy captive bred pancakes who I was able to purchase very easily. I would like some opinions on this subject from other tortoise keepers as to why they chose wild caught over captive bred, or the other way around.