Duke Martin Hackler is an African Sulcata Tortoise owned by David and Becca Martin that lives at Hackler Intermediate School. The Martins have owned him for 15 years. He spends his days roaming around the courtyard eating grass and flowers. His favorites are dandelions, but for a special treat he loves the tops of strawberries. When the students are in the courtyard, Duke lives in his own habitat. He is happy and safe and so are our students. In the winter, Duke moves into his big box that his dad designed for him in the Hackler Library. He spends his winter days on his hot pad mostly sleeping and dreaming of warmer days. Duke is very active in our school. He has special outfits for pep rallies, Halloween and Christmas. He participates each year at the Hackler Holiday Bash where everyone can have their picture made with him. During the school year, you just never know when Duke will get in his wagon and be marched up and down the hall in a “Duke Parade”. Duke loves living at Hackler and we love having him!