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Galapagos Tortoise

Description:

The world's oldest and largest tortoises only found in the Seychelles and Galapagos Islands. They are famous for being studied by Darwin. They feed on vegetation and fight by competing with other tortoises to see who can stretch their neck highest.

Notes:

The oldest living Galapagos Tortoise' name is Lonesome George.

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5 Comments

Wild Things
Wild Things 9 years ago

Wonderful first spotting and welcome to the community!

ChristinaAnderson2
ChristinaAnderson2 9 years ago

I saw this one in the Galapagos Islands! And yes you're right Janet, I was kinda vague.

Maria dB
Maria dB 9 years ago

Where did you see this one, Christina?

Jellis
Jellis 9 years ago

The oldest living Galapagos Tortoise' name is Lonesome George may not be true. There still hasn't been mentioned which is the oldest. Harriet use to be at 176 but died. George will be the oldest DAD. He is named Lonesome George because he is the last of his subspecies, Pinta Island tortoise

Sachin Zaveri
Sachin Zaveri 9 years ago

Nice sharing Christina Anderson2
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Spotted on Jun 17, 2011
Submitted on Jun 13, 2012

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