Breeding Programs

Lockey, our hingeback tortoise, has been busy saving his species!

He is currently on loan at Herpetological Resource Management participating in a breeding program, and has made fast friends with several female hingeback tortoises. We hope to hear the gentle stomp-stomp of baby tortoise feet soon!

There is not wild population data on Bell’s hingeback tortoises, so we do not know if this tortoise is at risk of extinction.

By establishing a healthy population in the US, we can learn more about this small tortoise and apply this knowledge to wild populations to study them better and get accurate population information.

This information will help shape future field work to meet the needs of this tortoise.