TorTool - the RAWG tortoise husbandry guideline generator
ZSL London Zoo's important advance in husbandry guidelines
Husbandry guidelines for tortoises are rather thin on the ground.
TorTool represent a new way of developing and distributing guidance on tortoise husbandry to zoo and other relevant communities. It focuses on providing basic but accurate information on all aspects of husbandry for all 44 tortoise species.
Its format is flexible and user-friendly and in comparison to traditional husbandry guideline documents expected of TAG’s and Working Groups, was quick and easy to produce. A similar approach may hold great potential for generating husbandry advice for other taxa with a similar paucity of traditional husbandry guideline documents.