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  Teeny tortoise joins Newquay zoo
Updated 01 October 2003, 19.00

A tiny tortoise has been born at Newquay Zoo in Cornwall.

Bingo the spur-thighed tortoise is the size of a 50p piece but will eventually grow to 3ft.

Andy Bee Tropical House Keeper said: "This is the first Spur-thighed tortoise to hatch at the zoo in many years.

"Its amazing to think this tiny little creature is just beginning a life which should reach around 100 years old."

The tropical house at Newquay zoo includes animals from all over the world. The zoo specialises in breeding many endangered species



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