Tortoises Growth Statistics

These are measurements taken about every 6 months of the tortoises we found on or near our land from when we first found Karl to when we released all of them back into the wild.

Tortoises Growth Record
Date Length cm Width cm Height cm Weight g Comments
Karl
  13-Sep-11 3.5 3 10
  27-Sep-11 13
  01-May-12 4 3.5 2.3 18 After hibernation
  13-Sep-12 5.7 5 3.3 46
  14-Jul-13 7 5.9 3.8 82
  14-Sep-13 8.3 6.5 4.3 113
  21-Mar-14 7.99 6.58 4.28 107 after hibernation
  18-Sep-14 9.47 7.65 4.94 185
  02-Oct-15 10.65 8.4 5.3 247 released Into wild with Pru
 
Liam 14-Jul-13 4.9 4.2 2.8 27 Older than Karl last year in May; doesn’t seem to eat so much
  14-Sep-13 5.4 4.4 3.2 34
  21-Mar-14 5.28 4.65 3 37 after hibernation
  18-Sep-14 7.1 6.04 3.8 85
  03-Oct-15 8.27 6.95 4.5 138 Released into wild with Niall
 
Malcolm 14-Jul-13 4.9 4.6 2.6 29 Same age as Liam
14-Sep-13 5.8 4.9 3 37
Climbed out of Neu-Karls-Platz and disappeared!
Niall 21-Mar-14 3.94 3.63 2.12 16 Found 19 Mar when clearing builder’s sand near electricity pole, same as Karl in May 2012
(dark) 29-Sep-14 5.25 4.77 2.63 34
03-Oct-15 6.4 5.44 3.3 60 Released into wild with Liam
Otto 20-May-14 4.2 3.9 2.2 19 Found 20 May, clearly same age as Niall, and was only about 3m away from where Niall was
(light) 18-Sep-14 5.29 4.83 2.6 36
03-Oct-15 6.34 5.43 3.13 56 Released into wild after Liam and Niall
Pru 30-May-14 10.97 8.98 6.1 323 Asked tortoise person on road to Goran’s for a 4-year-old female and got Pru
14-Sep-14 12.9 9.8 6.9 479
02-Oct-15 14.6 10.9 7 730 weight approx as she is too big for the scales. Released into wild with Karl