They grow up so fast! Tortellini the tortoise celebrates his 8th hatch day this month

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It’s that time of the year again! The weekend of Jan. 18 - 20, we’re celebrating Tortellini the tortoise’s birthday – oops, we mean “hatch day”!

Eight years ago, the juvenile tortoise came from an egg that was incubated and hatched right here at the Science Center. And so therefore we celebrate his “hatch day,” not birthday.

You’re invited to join us Jan. 18, 19, or 20 at 10:30 am during our “Animal Encounter” program, where we’ll sing “happy hatch Day” to Tortellini and present him with a cake.

Last year, Tortellini received a Collard Green and Strawberry Kiwi Cake. He loved it!

While red-footed tortoises are not endangered, many tortoise species are due to habitat loss, illegal poaching, and illegal collection. We hope you join us in celebrating Tortellini’s hatch day and learning what you can do to help protect endangered tortoises!

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