#tortoise #babyboomer

#tortoise #babyboomer

Reshared post from +NATURE

Back to the Mother Ship!

This 30 year old Sulcata Giant Tortoise gave birth to a clutch of 45 hatchlings!  It was difficult to get them all together for a family photo.

What's the difference between a Tortoise and a Turtle? Tortoises live on land and have feet, whereas turtles are aquatic and have flippers. Tortoises generally have lifespans comparable with those of human beings, and some live longer than 150 years. In general, the number of concentric rings on the shell gives an approximation of the age, much like tree rings.

For more cute family photos see: http://goo.gl/x7WZd

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