Can you imagine being a first-time parent at the ripe old age of 80? Well, it happened to Nigrita, an 80-year-old Galapagos tortoise! This is a big deal because the Galapagos tortoise is an endangered species. Nigrita laid her nine eggs last year as part of the breeding program at Zoo Zurich in Switzerland.
We should tell you that most tortoises don’t start to breed until they are 40 years old and Galapagos tortoises can live as to be more than 150 years old!
The oldest Galapagos tortoise on record lived to be 152, according to National Geographic. Not only that, but the Galapagos tortoise is one of the largest tortoises in the world.
They can grow up to 5 feet long and weigh 550 pounds! You can scroll down and see momma and her new babies.