This video from the USA says about itself:
Egyptian tortoise hatchlings, 2 weeks old, behind the scenes at Seattle’s Woodland Park Zoo in the Day Exhibit.
The Egyptian tortoise is critically endangered with populations facing severe pressure from habitat degradation and the illegal international pet trade. Learn more about this species and how Woodland Park Zoo is helping to protect it in the wild on our zoo blog: http://bit.ly/gPzl2Q.
From Associated Press:
May 21, 2007 —Rome’s main zoo has successfully bred several rare Egyptian tortoises whose parents were rescued from a smuggler’s suitcase in 2005, officials said.
The first egg hatched in April, six more followed this month, and there are still several eggs waiting to hatch, said Stefano Micarelli, the head reptile keeper at Rome’s Biopark zoo.
“These animals are so rare in nature that we are trying to breed them so we can have a stock of these animals also in captivity,” he said.
The Egyptian tortoise, known as Testudo kleinmanni, is protected by the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species, or CITES.