Fancy a Tortoise as a PetKeith
It was first discovered by the modern world in 1892 by Haughton who was the last person to had seen it in the century. The nesting habits of this species are similar to those of sea turtles. Just like them they gather to meet in huge numbers so they can travel to suitable nesting areas. The female tortoise lay their eggs on sandbanks that are exposed where there is only dry season but there are relatively few such sites. The females timing is to come out on the sandbanks at night time to lay their eggs and go back to the sea, which can number anywhere from 90 to 100 soft-shelled eggs. and they then return to their feeding grounds from where they came. The young when hatched are around 5 cm long dart directly for the water, but they emerge to the attentions of many predators so that only about five percent ever reach the adult feeding grounds. this it is an endangered species and is protected in some country and areas.