Baby Pancake Tortoise Born At Como Zoo!

On April 4, 2015, Como Zoo hatched their first pancake tortoise (Malacochersus tornieri). The egg was laid this past October and was incubated for 170 days at 88 degrees F to hopefully produce female offspring (many reptiles have gender specified incubation). This hatchling is about the size of a golf ball and is a perfect miniature replica of her parents, who are only 6 inches in length and weigh about a pound each.