Zoo welcomes baby giants

Sulcata Giant Tortoises hatchlings
Sulcata Giant Tortoises hatchlings Credit: Linton Zoo

Keepers at Linton Zoo near Cambridge are caring for dozens of newly hatched Sulcata Giant Tortoises.

Sulcatas are the largest mainland species of tortoise. They can weight upto 95kg and grow to 90 cm long.

The female tortoise laying her eggs
The female tortoise laying her eggs Credit: Linton Zoo

Tortoises are some of the longest lived creatures on the planet.

The Sulcata is found in the wild from the West to the East coast of Central Africa.

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