Taronga Western Plains Zoo in Australia welcomed the nation’s first home-born Galapagos tortoise on March 19, 2011.

Now, at more than a month old, the hatchling is a mere three inches long and weighs just three ounces.

Galapagos tortoises are known for their massive size. Males can grow up to six feet long from head to tail and weigh more than 500 pounds. It takes between 20 and 25 years for the species to reach full size and sexual maturity. Adult tortoises have been known to live more than 150 years, according to the San Diego Zoo.

(via bilquisxyloto)

Source: news.discovery.com
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    a turtle :O such a very big and old one and a little very young one. maybe galapagos huge turtles
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    This is amazing to see it is the first of its kind to be born in captivity. It gives us a very unique chance to see it...
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