typhlonectes:

Turtle Conservancy:

One
of our proudest achievements…hatching the poorly understood Padloper
Tortoise
(Homopus areolatus) at our conservation center.

These animals were once imported by
the hundreds but almost all died as these animals are some of the most
fragile in the world and do not make good captives. They are native to
very specific Fynbos and Karoo habitat in South Africa.

(a baby is pictured)

Fragile species with a fierce soul. Congratulations @turtletweets !! You do great work.

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