Galapagos Giant Tortoise Has Baby at 70!

Becoming a mother at 70-years-old doesn’t present a problem - for a Galapagos giant tortoise. Nigrita produced her baby a few weeks ago at Zurich Zoo in Switzerland which has been her home since 1946.


Mother weighs in at round about the 500lbs mark while junior is only a few ounces but eventually - aged about 40 - he will reach her size.


Giant tortoises can grow to be five-feet long, live to be 150 years old and are not ready to breed until they are about 25.


They are the largest tortoises in the world and the longest living of all vertebrates. Because of their longevity it is possible that some of the oldest tortoises on the Galapagos were alive when Charles Darwin visited in 1835…
(read more: Telegraph UK)                      (photo: Reuters)

Galapagos Giant Tortoise Has Baby at 70!

Becoming a mother at 70-years-old doesn’t present a problem - for a Galapagos giant tortoise. Nigrita produced her baby a few weeks ago at Zurich Zoo in Switzerland which has been her home since 1946.

Mother weighs in at round about the 500lbs mark while junior is only a few ounces but eventually - aged about 40 - he will reach her size.

Giant tortoises can grow to be five-feet long, live to be 150 years old and are not ready to breed until they are about 25.

They are the largest tortoises in the world and the longest living of all vertebrates. Because of their longevity it is possible that some of the oldest tortoises on the Galapagos were alive when Charles Darwin visited in 1835…

(read more: Telegraph UK)                      (photo: Reuters)

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