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.
Public Service Announcement: In North America, September is prime hatching season for turtles. So please be careful not to step on any of the coin-sized turtles trying to make their way to water, like this adorable little guy!
Chinchilla babies are the cutest. And seeing one learning to jump will cause an instant overload of cuteness. Take my word for it, I’m on a constant cute high after seeing a fluffy little chinchilla baby take its first jump a few years ago.