Columbus Zoo welcomes newly-hatched pancake tortoise

CREDIT: The Columbus Zoo and Aquarium

COLUMBUS, Ohio (WCMH)–What better day than National Pancake Day to see photos of a newborn pancake tortoise?

The Columbus Zoo and Aquarium said the little reptile hatched Sunday, and is the first pancake tortoise to hatch at this zoo since 2000.

Tortoises only lay one or two eggs at a time, the Zoo said, so the hatchling is an integral part of the Species Survival Plan. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others and keep the conversation on topic and civil. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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