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Shelby the Tortoise lays her first Eggs! October 19, 2010

Posted by bsciencecenter in Uncategorized.

Shelby, the Red-footed Tortoise, laid her first clutch of eggs at the Burlington Science Center.  Red-footed Tortoises are mature around 7 years old.  They lay their eggs from July through September and can lay 4-15 eggs at a time.   Shelby laid 4 eggs.  Since it was her first clutch, the eggs are most likely infertile.

Shelby and eggs

In the wild, Red-footed Tortoises live throughout South America and the Carribean islands.  They prefer forest areas, grasslands, and savannas.

Shebly lives at the Zooquarium in West Yarmouth, MA /Cape Cod during the Summer.  She spends the school year in Burlington with our resident male tortoise named Fireball.

What an exciting event to witness here at the Science Center!

Click below to learn more about the Red-footed Tortoise



1. MomOfJTE - October 20, 2010

That is just so cool!!! Can’t wait to show the kids!!

2. snake care - January 4, 2011

I love all the pictures. I need to keep coming back

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