The North Carolina Zoo is temporarily suspending operations
effective March 17 until further notice. More information.
These tortoises are much smaller than what people often think of when they hear the word “tortoise”. We have both males and females, and you might see many social interactions on your visit. Males may chase males, they could pursue females for breeding, or you might catch them hanging out by the pool or in a shaded spot. If you’re really lucky, you might even see nesting or egg laying!
This species is cooperatively managed as part of the Association of Zoos and Aquariums' Species Survival Plan program program. This program is responsible for developing a Breeding and Transfer Plan for each species in the program.