Pancake tortoises welcomed at Oakland Zoo


The appropriately named "Flapjack", "Maple" and "Mrs. Butterworth's" are pancake tortoises who recently arrived from the Bronx Zoo.

They are unusual in several ways -- if flipped on their backs, pancakes can right themselves pretty easily, which is rare for a tortoise, they are the fastest moving tortoise species and they can climb surfaces of up to 30 degrees.

The three enjoy having a fresh salad specially made for them each day.

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