A fortunate event. An 80-year-old imperiled tortoise became a mother for the premier time  

The species is imperiled because of greedy humans, and starving predators.

Premier time mom. Although the majority of species do not live past the age of 80, it was at this age that the Nigrita tortoise first gave birth. An even more fortunate event, taking into account that this species is put at risk.

Nigrita is an 80-year-old Galapagos tortoise living in the zoopark.

The Galapagos tortoise, detected on the islands of the same name, is the biggest tortoise species, with a weight of up to 900 pounds. They can live for more than150 years as well.

Unluckily, by the 1970s, this species was on the verge of disappearance, and only ten individuals remained in the wild.

It is also making big changes for this imperiled species.

This year Nigrita laid her first eggs. The majority of species don’t live past 80, let alone give birth at that age, but that’s perfectly normal for the species.

These turtles commonly don’t start breeding until they are 40. The Galapagos tortoise is known to be one of the longest-living animals on Earth.

By the Turtles’ norms, Nigrita is in her prime.

It is not yet obvious whether Galapagos tortoises are able to live up to 150 years. The species is imperiled because of greedy humans, and starving predators.

Nigrita is currently participating in the zoo’s breeding program, which makes her nine babies even more unique. Nigrita relies on such turtles to guarantee the continuity of this species.

Check the precious clip below.

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