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Galapagos tortoise

Chelonoidis nigra

Description:

Galapagos tortoises at the Charles Darwin Research Center. The first individual was brought in after he had been shot. You can see the bullet hole in his carapace in photo 4.

Habitat:

Santa Cruz, Galapagos

Notes:

The center rehabilitates tortoises & breeds them for release into the wild. I'm not sure of the subspecies here.

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5 Comments

NeilDazet
NeilDazet 5 years ago

Karen, I just added my spotting of this tortoise: http://www.projectnoah.org/spottings/713...

KarenL
KarenL 5 years ago

Thanks Luis!

LuisStevens
LuisStevens 5 years ago

Wonderful series Karen!

KarenL
KarenL 5 years ago

I guess he is the most recognizable tortoise there Neil!

NeilDazet
NeilDazet 5 years ago

I know this tortoise! He is still there, and I got some good photos and video clips of this one.

Parroquia Puerto Ayora, Provincia de Galápagos, Ecuador

Lat: -0.74, Long: -90.30

Spotted on Nov 30, 2012
Submitted on Dec 24, 2012

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