Egyptian New Baby Tortoise!
Our Tortoise family is growing! On Thursday Nov.1, 2018 a baby Tortoise came to the world! This is the first Egyptian baby tortoise to be born in the history of CAC. The baby is perfectly healthy, was named “Jakemoke” by the Tortoise Club members. It is now living in the baby enclosure with the other babies.
Questions and Information from the community
We would Love to hear your questions, comments and information about Tortoises.
Please click the link below to share any interesting information or ask any questions.
Link to the : Tortoise Club Information Sharing
Those will be will be reviewed by Mr. Said and the club members and will be posted below.
What is the best food to feed tortoises?
They feed on green leaves and a few times with clover to give a little bit of nitrogen base material which should be very little and no citrous food because that can ruin their digestive system.
What time do you feed them ?
Between 9 and 11 am. They usually eat for 5 days and rest their system during the week end.
Can anybody come and watch the feeding time?
Anybody is welcome to pop in as long as nobody skip their classes!
Our Tortoise Family
Mass 299 gm.
Mass 186 gm.
Mass 472.5 gm.
Mass 1000 gm.
Mass 351.5 gm.
Mass 1356 gm.
Thursday Nov.1, 2018
The turtle shell is a highly complicated shield for the ventral and dorsal parts of turtles and tortoises (all classified as "turtles" by zoologists), completely enclosing all the vital organs of the turtle and in some cases even the head. It is constructed of modified bony elements such as the ribs, parts of the pelvis and other bones found in most reptiles. The bone of the shell consists of both skeletal and dermal bones, showing that the complete enclosure of the shell probably evolved by including dermal armor into the rib cage.
The shell of the turtle is an important study, not just because of the obvious protection it provides for the animal, but also as an identification tool, in particular with fossils as the shell is one of the likely parts of a turtle to survive fossilization. Hence understanding the structure of the shell in living species gives us comparable material with fossils.
The shell of the turtle, among other species, has been used as a material for a wide range of small decorative and practical items since antiquity, but is normally referred to as tortoiseshell.