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
Baby tortoises are laid in a "clutch" of eggs buried in the ground. They hatch within 8-11 weeks and have to dig to the surface where they are easy prey for raccoons and foxes. They like hot temperatures and can live to be 100 years old.