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On me 'ead son: Four-day-old tortoise is riding high as he hitches a lift with mother

When you're less than 6cm long and only four days old, you can't be blamed for hitching a ride with your parents.
That was certainly the case for this tiny tortoise, which took the chance of a free lift after being placed on its mother's head at Nyiregyhaza Animal Park in Hungary.
The adorable African spurred tortoise was one of eight babies born at the park 226km east of Budapest last week.

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Ahead of the game: One of the 5.5cm babies rests in the sunshine on its mother's head
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Slowly does it: The mother tortoise starts off with her four-day old youngsters riding on her shellThe 5.5cm baby, Geochelone sulcata, who only weighs 25 grams, and its seven siblings are the first African spurred tortoises born at the zoo.
The eight babies had hatched after 115 days, but clearly look like they still need a bit of help getting around.
The spurred
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Added: Sep-28-2011 Occurred On: Sep-28-2011
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