African Spurred Tortoise Babies

Now all we need is some mutagenic radioactive waste, Jackie Chan in a beat up Chuck E. Cheese outfit, a bunch of pizzas from Pizza Hut, and then we’ll have ourselves some real Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles.

These are a few of some 45 hatchlings from the Linton Zoological Gardens in the UK. They are African Spurred Giant Tortoises, also knowns as Sulcata Tortoises — the third largest tortoise in the world, second only to the Galapagos and the Aldabra Tortoises. Some babies hatched in August, but most did in September, making them about 8 weeks old when the picture was taken. All are eating well and growing.