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Aldabra tortoise

Aldabrachelys gigantea




1 species ID suggestions

Aaron_G
Aaron_G 6 years ago
Aldabra tortoise
Aldabrachelys gigantea Aldabra giant tortoise

11 Comments

Aaron_G
Aaron_G 6 years ago

You could say that, honeydogleo. This is how they sleep. :-)

honeydogleo
honeydogleo 6 years ago

Is he acting lazy?

idale85
idale85 6 years ago

Norfolk zoo

Maria dB
Maria dB 6 years ago

Cool spotting. In what kind of place did you see it?

Aaron_G
Aaron_G 6 years ago

People always think tortoises are dead when they're sleeping. I could say the same for those people and their sleeping habits! ;-)

Nimbid Ditavi
Nimbid Ditavi 6 years ago

It must be a really hot weather there, even the tortoise is melting.

idale85
idale85 6 years ago

He really seems tired ;)

DaneCole
DaneCole 6 years ago

He looks a little tired of the name changes him/herself. Lol

Aaron_G
Aaron_G 6 years ago

The current scientific name is Aldabrachelys gigantea, but it's being debated with Dipsochelys dussumieri, which was assigned first. Taxonomy is so much fun! (sarcasm) ;-)

idale85
idale85 6 years ago

Thanks :)

Ava T-B
Ava T-B 6 years ago

Welcome idale85. This is a tortoise rather than a turtle.

Norfolk, Virginia, USA

Lat: 36.88, Long: -76.28

Spotted on Jul 11, 2012
Submitted on Jan 14, 2013

Spotted for mission

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