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Laid in clutches of 10-12 individuals, tortoise hatchlings take up to 4 months to leave their eggs. When they're ready to emerge, they use their beak to break apart the egg and eat it as their first meal. Eluding predators, this tortoise has made it past the difficult early part of its life!
Immortalized in folklore, fairy tales, and the stories of different civilizations, tortoises are often characterized as both thoughtful, wise, and persistent. This is perhaps best depict by the western folk story “The Tortoise and the Hare.” Although this little fellow is still young, tortoises have some of the longest lifespans in the animal kingdom. With that in mind, you’ll have plenty of time to spend with this wonderful figurine!
- Recommended Age: 18 months and up
- Size in cm: 13 L x 6.5 W x 6 H
- Size in inches: 5.12 L x 2.56 W x 2.36 H