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Baby Bart is the latest arrival

PUBLISHED: 09:54 16 June 2006 | UPDATED: 11:01 22 October 2010

Bart the miniature leopard tortoise who is the latest arrival at Africa Alive.

Bart the miniature leopard tortoise who is the latest arrival at Africa Alive.

JONATHAN REDHEAD

He may be small, but with a life expectancy of up to 100 years, little Bart has a lot of time to do some growing.

He may be small, but with a life expectancy of up to 100 years, little Bart has a lot of time to do some growing.

Bart, a Leopard tortoise is the latest arrival at Africa Alive, the wildlife park in Kessingland near Lowestoft.

Weighing just 40 grams, Bart is only the second tortoise of his kind to have been successfully incubated and hatched at the park by keeper staff.

Eventually, he could grow to be more than two feet long and weigh more than 50kgs.

The Leopard tortoise is a declining species in the wild and first came to Africa Alive in 1996, when the existing adults arrived at the park as youngsters, after being confiscated by Customs and Excise officers at Heathrow Airport.


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