mogwaii Publish time 18-5-2016 03:18 PM

Endangered 80-Year-Old Tortoise Becomes A Mom After Her 9 Eggs Hatch

A Galapagos Giant Tortoise named Nigrita has become a mother again aged 80, as nine of her babies hatched at Zurich Zoo. The eggs were kept in a special incubator at the zoo, which is the only place in Europe where Galapagos giant tortoises are bred.
Mother Nigrita conceived her first babies in 1989.

Nigrita, who weighs 100kg, was brought to Zurich Zoo in 1946. Since then she has produced 91 babies, according to The Local. The dad of the teeny critters born this year is a 54-year-old tortoise called Jumbo.
Dad Jumbo with his offspring.

Galapagos Giant Tortoises are an endangered species and can live for up to 100 years. After mating, the female buries her eggs in sand and they hatch four months later.
The eggs incubate for around 120 days before the young hatch.
The young weighed around 120-140 grams, tiny compared with the mother's 100kg.
The tortoises hatch from eggs the size of a tennis ball.



bianglala Publish time 18-5-2016 04:16 PM

dah 91 kali menetaskan telur... :shakehead3: mungkin akan banyak lagi masa akan datang...

Farini Publish time 18-5-2016 05:54 PM

panjang btul umo kekura nih.

anniez08 Publish time 19-5-2016 01:28 PM

umo dorg ni lebih kurang umo manusia juga..
kura-kura mmg jangkahayat dia panjang..

purpledesire Publish time 20-5-2016 08:38 PM

Edited by purpledesire at 25-5-2016 09:40 AM


FARRAZOOL Publish time 27-5-2016 08:07 PM

Congrates nenek tortoise:)

HoneyClover Publish time 29-5-2016 09:53 PM

kagum akak tgk nenek tortoise ni

munchkin Publish time 13-7-2016 07:59 PM

comel kekura

513172 Publish time 6-8-2016 11:01 PM

Comel btol.. Anak2 die pon hopefully panjang umur
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