“Don’t worry little fella, in about a hundred years or so you will be that big too!” Picture: Toby Zerna
This gorgeous, 94-year-old, Galapagos tortoise is mom to 4-year-old NJ and 2 hatchlings a little under a year old. These 4 are the first successful Galapagos Tortoise births in Austrailia.
Their keeper, Jordan Michelmore, recently moved from big cat care to being the keeper in charge of this tortoise family (and several over Galapagos tortoises) at the Western Plains Zoo.
They have, as we tortie lovers would expect, taught Ms. Machelmore a lesson about the true nature of tortoises. They aren’t the dull ‘rocks with legs’ so many assume.
“They really do have so much personality,” she said. “They’re very curious — some of them really want to know what’s going on.
“They just seem to want to be around people, so they might follow you around when you’re doing some cleaning or something like that.”
(Read More at: The Daily Telegraph, Via Perthnow.com.au)