Tortoise Baby

No. 260829

by Safari Ltd
$6.99

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!

  • Scientific Name: Family Testudinidae
  • Characteristics: Scientifically accurate and beautifully hand painted, this baby tortoise figurines exhibits the tall domed shell and long limbs characteristic of many tortoise species. Like all Safari models, this tortoise baby’s exceptional craftsmanship makes it great as a toy for play, as a teaching aid, or as a piece of decor.
  • Size and Color: Measuring 5.5 inches long and 2.75 inches wide, this figurine is a touch longer and wider than a soda can on its side. Colored with brown skin and an olive-brown shell, this adorable little baby is looking for a safe place to grow old!
  • The Tortoise Baby is part of the Incredible Creatures® collection.

  • All of our products are Non-toxic and BPA free.
  • Product Description

    History:

    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.
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