Radiated Tortoises are under serious threat due to illegal capture for the pet trade and human consumption in their native Madagascar.
More than nine months ago, the hatchlings’ 78-year-old mother carefully excavated two holes and laid a total of six eggs in the holes. Four of those eggs finally hatched during the month of March.
The hatchlings are receiving extra-special care at the facility. They are kept warm, with room temperatures between 77-82 degrees Fahrenheit. A cozy heat pad for cuddle time is kept at 104 degrees if the babies need a quick warm-up.
Mealtime includes green beans, lettuces, hibiscus flowers, and other leaves chopped into bite-sized pieces.
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