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Sep. 28, 2011 at 8:24 AM ET

Eight 4-day old African spurred tortoises stay close to their mother at the Nyiregyhaza Animal Park in Hungary on Sept. 27.

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This was the first time that offspring of an African spurred tortoise were born in this zoo, European Pressphoto Association reports.

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The eight babies hatched after 115 days. They are a little over 2 inches long and weigh almost 1 ounce each.

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The spurred tortoise is the largest species of land tortoise in Africa and the third largest in the world. An adult animal can reach 175 pounds. 

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