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An endangered 80-year-old tortoise gives birth for the first time

While the majority of animal species do not live above the age of 80, Nigrita, the tortoise, gave birth for the first time at that age.
Even worse, her species is in danger of going extinct.

Nigrita, an 80-year-old Galapagos tortoise, lives at Switzerland’s Zoo Zürich.

The Galapagos tortoise, which may weigh up to 900 lbs and is a resident of the same-named islands, is the biggest species of tortoise.
Additionally, they have a lifespan of over 150 years.
Sadly, there were only 10 specimens of the species left in the wild in the 1970s, and it was almost extinct.

She is significantly affecting her endangered species as well.

This year, Nigrita laid her first eggs.
Most species do not live to be 80 years old, let alone give birth at that age, but it is quite normal for her species!

In fact, these tortoises typically do not begin reproducing until they are around the age of 40.
Galapagos tortoises are among the world’s longest-living animals.
Nigrita is in her prime by tortoise standards.

Although Galapagos tortoises can live for more than 150 years, there aren’t many of them left.
Because of greedy humans and hungry predators, the species is on the verge of extinction.

Nigrita is currently part of a breeding program at the zoo, which adds to the rarity of her nine hatchlings.
Tortoises like Nigrita must ensure the survival of her species.

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