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He’s grown so much, was the size of quarter when we found him abandoned in a parking lot, now he’s just about the length of an iPhone… #turtle #redearslider #pet
Galapagos Tortoise and Baby
Photo: Mandy Quayle
A Galapagos tortoise dwarfs her newborn in this photo released in October by the Taronga Western Plains Zoo in New South Wales, Australia.
The hatchling weighed roughly 3 ounces (87 grams) at birth. It will take 30 years for the baby to reach a similar girth as its mother - a massive 564 pounds (256 kilograms).
Galapagos tortoises are the longest-lived of all vertebrates, with average lifespans of more than a hundred years.