Galapagos Tortoise births at Dubbo zooPHOTOS

Taronga Western Plains Zoo keeper Nick Hanlon holds two two-month-old Galapagos Tortoises while supervisor Jennifer Conaghan holds three-year-old NJ and pats an adult male tortoise. Photo: LOUISE DONGESTaronga Western Plains Zoo are celebrating their most recent additions, with a pair of Galapagos Tortoise hatchlings born in January doing well.
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They will grow to weigh more than 300 kilograms when they reach full size but for now the pair weigh just 110 grams and can fit in the palm of your hand.

It will be approximately 20 to 25 years before they reach adult size.

The duo, who are yet to be named, are currently being kept in an off-display area that is temperature controlled to ensure conditions are just right.

Galapagos Tortoise births at Dubbo zoo | PHOTOS Taronga Western Plains Zoo are celebrating their most recent additions, with a pair of Galapagos Tortoise hatchlings born in January doing well. Photo: LOUISE DONGES

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