Tuesday, November 1, 2011

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Galápagos Tortoise in addition to infant

A Galápagos tortoise dwarfs her baby in this photo released in October by the Taronga Western Plains Zoo in New South Wales, Australia.

The hatchling weighs roughly 3 ounces (87 grams) at birth. It will take 30 ears for the baby to reach a similar girth as its mother—a huge 564 pounds (256 kilograms).

Galápagos tortoises are the longest-lived of all vertebrates, with regular lifespans of more than a hundred years.

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