From semi-natural habitats in Myanmar, as reported by Kalyar Platt et al. (2014), except as noted.
Burmese Star Tortoise hatchlings at the San Diego Zoo.
Image credit: © San Diego Zoo Wildlife Alliance. All rights reserved..
Burmese Star Tortoises in Myanmar breeding colonies are fed on trays or wooden surfaces. This helps prevent unhealthy bacteria and parasites from being ingested.
With proper care, Burmese Star Tortoises breed well in managed care. Burmese Star Tortoises in Myanmar breeding colonies are raised for 3-5 years before being reintroduced into protected areas.
Image credit: Lewis Medlock, © WCS/TSA Myanmar Turtle Program. All rights reserved. Used with permission.