Did you know that it take on average 88 days for African Sulcata Tortoise Eggs to hatch with an Incubation Temperature of 86 degrees ?


Did you know that it take on average 88 days for African Sulcata Tortoise Eggs to hatch with an incubation temperature of 86 degrees? With most reptiles, the Incubation Temperature of the egg determines the sex of the offspring. This is especially true with Alligator Eggs and crocodile eggs. The Tigerhomes Animal Sanctuary houses a breeding group of Sulcata Tortoises as well as a super rare species of Madagascar Tortoise called the Madagascar Flat Tailed Tortoise known to science as Pyxis Planacauda. This particular species of Pyxis Tortoise is highly endangered in its Native Land. The Tigerhomes Animal Sanctuary hopes to be one of the first facilities in the country to Captive Breed this Tortoise Species. The primary reason this beautiful Endangered Tortoise is in such trouble in the wild is due to the fact that they are only found in a small, remote isolated part of Madagascar Forest, slash and burn deforestation, and the fact that they have a very low reproductive rate laying only one egg per clutch! One day David and I hope to have Tortoise Web Cams set up in their habitats for our visitors and educators from all over the Globe to enjoy! REMEMBER THE TIGERHOMES WEBSITE SPECIALIZES IN AMAZING EXOTIC ANIMAL WEB CAMS!

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