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.
This was the first time that offspring of an African spurred tortoise were born in this zoo, European Pressphoto Association reports.
The eight babies hatched after 115 days. They are a little over 2 inches long and weigh almost 1 ounce each.
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.