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Galapagos Giant Tortoise

Chelonoidis nigra

Description:

Be sure to the see the video clip! At the Charles Darwin Research Station in the Galapagos Islands. Animals are brought in from other zoos, and/or those that are wounded. Gun shot wounds are apparent in several of these tortoises.

Habitat:

Enclosure at the Research Station in Santa Cruz, Galapagos Islands.

Notes:

See the same tortoise and more info at KarenL's spotting: http://www.projectnoah.org/spottings/170...

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9 Comments

akereemo245
akereemo245 4 years ago

Take good care of it.

KarenL
KarenL 5 years ago

I'm happy to see he is still doing well!

Very cool that you both spotted it!

NeilDazet
NeilDazet 5 years ago

FYI - this is the same tortoise that KarenL spotted in December, 2002!

http://www.projectnoah.org/spottings/170...

NeilDazet
NeilDazet 5 years ago

Yes, that is exactly what I was doing wrong! Thanks!

LuisStevens
LuisStevens 5 years ago

Neil, when I add a video from You Tube I copy the address on top not the link given for You Tube.

LuisStevens
LuisStevens 5 years ago

Great video Neil, it gives me a better idea of these wonderful tortoises.

NeilDazet
NeilDazet 5 years ago

Luis, I added the YouTube video clip - check it out!

NeilDazet
NeilDazet 5 years ago

Thanks Luis! I'm working on adding some video to this one too.

LuisStevens
LuisStevens 5 years ago

Great series and first photo Neil!

Parroquia Puerto Ayora, Provincia de Galápagos, Ecuador

Lat: -0.74, Long: -90.30

Spotted on Oct 26, 2013
Submitted on Nov 9, 2013

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