Kinixys zombensis zombensis
Eastern Hingeback Tortoise
Kinixys z. zombensis
TKC is currently working with a small group of K. zombensis. This species is not common in captivity in the US and we have worked very hard to pull our group together.
A huge THANK YOU is owed to the Hingeback community for supporting this project. Multiple people have donated or helped us find available K. zombensis to build a small project. TKC is hopeful to source additional animals from Europe or receive a confiscated import in the future to bolster our genetic diversity.
On September 16th, 2019 we hatched our first Kinixys zombensis after 223 days of incubation. This was a huge accomplishment for us and we are working hard to succeed again. We had a second bloodline lay one viable egg and incubate for almost one full year before the hatchling perished just before pipping.
TKC is currently looking to expand our Kinixys zombenis project - please reach out if you are working with this species:
Below, you will see a collage of some of our Eastern Hingeback Tortoises. COMING SOON!