Meet Tut, Ramses, Cairo and Nile
When these Egyptian tortoises hatched at Woodland Park Zoo, they weighed just 10 grams . (The size of two nickels.) Habitat loss and the illegal pet trade are
threats to this critically endangered species, but there is
hope. Woodland Park Zoo takes part in the Species
Survival Plan for Egyptian tortoises … so these little guys may one day have offspring
of their own. Until then, they share each other’s company
and their favorite snack… tasty hibiscus flowers.