Moroccan Tortoises are hatching!!!

Lots of people easily mistaken a Moroccan tortoise as a Moroccan greek tortoise.  Its pretty simple to realize why.  The scientific name is Testudo greaca marokkensis.  The funny thing is, they aren’t even from Greece, they are native to Northern Africa.  They are distinctly different than Greek tortoises.  The babies are super unique looking as well.  They lack a central dark marking on each carapace scute, which is usually found on all other baby Greek tortoises.  When they hatch they are all light or dark brown in color.  As they grow, the growth lines start to become blotchy and it gives them their radiated appearance. We have a few of these hatching here at tortstork.  If you are interested in adding these amazing animals to your collection take a look here.

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