Do you know Nigrita? She is an 80-year-old Galapagos tortoise who resides in Switzerland’s Zoo Zürich. She is also making a major impact in the conservation of her threatened animals.
Nigrita just started laying eggs last year. Most creatures don’t survive till 80, however it’s quite typical this species!
In fact, the tortoises don’t begin breeding until they’re nearly 40 years old. Galapagos tortoises are among the world’s longest-living creatures. Nigrita is a prime tortoise by tortoise criteria.
There aren’t many Galapagos tortoises remaining, despite the fact that they may survive to be over 150 years old. Selfish people and hungry animals have put the species on the verge of extinction.
Nigrita is presently a part of the zoo’s conventional breeding, which adds to the rarity of her nine hatchlings. Tortoises like Nigrita are responsible for the species’ survival.
So, this tortoise is now 80-years-old and last year she became first-time mother! Have a look at her little babies!
Although starting a family at the age of 80 may seem unusual for humans, it is quite common for tortoises of this species.
Galapagos tortoises have been known to live to be far over 100 years old!
Despite the fact that having a baby at this age is not rare, Nigrita’s ability to deliver 9 healthy hatchlings is a miracle. Isn’t it amazing?
Unfortunately, these tortoises are under extinction and they are highly endangered species. Nigrita is presently part of a breeding effort at the Zoo Zürich in order to save her species from extinction!
Why do people feel obligated to assist the Galapagos tortoise in its effort to be removed from the endangered species list?
That’s because humans could be the reason they’re on the planet in the first place!
Turtle flesh was discovered to be ideal for lengthy boat voyages when humans first visited the Galapagos Islands.
Animals were also taken over, and they rapidly became acclimated to the taste of tortoise eggs.
We hope that Nigrita and her 9 children will be ok and they will manage to get out of endangered animals’ list!