Sulcata Speedway Returns for Critter Camp

Critter Camp Kicks off With Sulcata Tortoise Races

Sulcata Tortoise Races - Summer Critter Camp | Helen Woodward Animal Center

Locked in a race of blistering sluggishness: it’s Tortoise Racing Season at Critter Camp!

After a long winter’s nap, the flowers are finally bursting with color and trees are unfurling their bright, beautiful leaves. All these changes mean a special season has begun… Spring? What? No! It’s Tortoise Racing Season!

Sulcata Tortoise Races - Summer Critter Camp | Helen Woodward Animal CenterHelmet and Scooter, the Center’s own celebrated Sulcata Tortoises, pitch their blistering sluggishness against one another in weekly races to the cheering crowds of Critter Campers who are learning about them, and other amazing animals, who share our planet. This Critter Camp event has become a favorite with campers big and small, and even with the staff and volunteers at Helen Woodward Animal Center.

It seems like only yesterday that we were covering the Sulcata Races of Summer Critter Camp 2012, and we can hardly believe it is time for more race action.

Sulcata Tortoise Race - Summer Critter Camp

Will Spring Critter Camp’s victor, Scooter, continue to reign this summer at Summer Critter Camp?  Will fierce competitor Helmet remember that the finish line is in front of him, not “back there somewhere?”

Team Helmet, Team Scooter—who will win your heart?

Sulcata Tortoise Races - Summer Critter Camp | Helen Woodward Animal Center

Your child can meet Scooter, Helmet and dozens of other amazing animals at Summer Critter Camp! Register before April 30 and get 10% off your Critter Camp fee at checkout.

Sulcata Tortoise Facts

  • The Sulcata is the third largest species of tortoise in the world
  • Adult Sulcata Tortoises can weigh as much as 200 pounds
  • Sulcatas have the reputation of having pleasant temperaments
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