Fauna: Pamplemousses Garden Sells 11 Baby Turtles

8 years, 1 month ago - April 23, 2014
They are aged 15 months. And their size varies between 6 and 8 cm while the width between 6-9 cm. Aldabra tortoises are 11 babies for sale at Rs 5000 the unit, managers Pamplemousses Botanical Garden.

In the direction of the garden, is the lack of space that is the cause. "Sixty turtles are born each year. They require a lot of maintenance, " says an officer of the garden. Adding that "the pen is not suitable for children."

The officer says that this decision stems from the fact that in the past, the public is interested in the purchase of baby turtles. Once this lot exhausted other turtles will be sold within two months.

For more information, these earthly giant tortoises can live up to 150 years. 

 

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