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Geometric Tortoise Hatchlings

The months of March and April are a special time for us at the Elandsberg Nature Reserve, when we welcome new arrivals to our team. These are the rare geometric tortoise hatchlings from our Geometric Tortoise Breeding Project. In this season Jackie, our tortoise conservationist, has so far collected 27 of these cute hatchlings. When they are found they are assigned a number in a system which helps identify individuals, which in turn we name. Each season has a different theme in terms of names, and this year it is stars and constellations. We encourage guests to come and view our hatchlings and, if they have not already been named, maybe they will be lucky enough to choose a name for one. Here are a few photographs from the latest Geometric Tortoise experience. Enjoy!