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Tuatara

Female, Tropical House, Chester

Tuatara
gentle lemur, 9 Sep 2007
    • gentle lemur
      Female, Tropical House, Chester
    • NZ Jeremy
      I didn't know you had Tuatara there..! Awesome..! Make sure you look after them, no one really knows how long they live but most likely 100 years + !!!
    • Kifaru Bwana
      A tuatara in full view! That is rather unique in a zoo environment. Are they soooo that visible then? Any indication that they might ever breed (having 1.5)?
    • CZJimmy
      Jelle, if you catch them at the right times they are visible, but for the majority they are hidden in burrows. The zoo even challenges visitors to find them!

      I don't think they have ever bred at Chester before and I am not sure if they will soon...
    • gentle lemur
      I always look, sometimes I see one or two, occasionally I can take a photo :)

      Alan
    • dbyrd
      Great shot.
    • OrangePerson
      I love these since we saw some reintroduced ones in Karori Sanctuary in New Zealand. They were just sitting half out of their burrows.
    • zoomaniac
      Great shot
    • FBBird
      Anybody know what happened to the ones they had at Jersey many years ago?
    • zoogiraffe
      They passed away in the late 1980`s early 90`s not sure about anymore than that,apart from they never breed and i believe never showed any signs of breeding.
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