Shells and Showers!

Just washing their hands isn’t enough for some of our animals! They prefer a full bath! Find out why our radiated tortoises love a downpour, in this video that’ll shower you with cuteness!

The water really brings out the gorgeous patterns of their shells. These tortoises live in our Madagascar Zone here at the Nature Centre, and are native to the southern tip of the island of Madagascar. Sadly, habitat destruction, as well as the exotic pet trade and poaching, have driven this species towards extinction. They are currently classified as critically endangered!

Thankfully, captive breeding programmes are helping to ensure their numbers remain stable, so tortoises like our can enjoy a pamper and spa session whenever they like!

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