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Galapagos Giant Tortoise

Chelonoidis nigra


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.


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


See the same tortoise and more info at KarenL's spotting:

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akereemo245 10 years ago

Take good care of it.

KarenL 10 years ago

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

Very cool that you both spotted it!

NeilDazet 10 years ago

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

NeilDazet 10 years ago

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

LuisStevens 10 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 10 years ago

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

NeilDazet 10 years ago

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

NeilDazet 10 years ago

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

LuisStevens 10 years ago

Great series and first photo Neil!

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Parroquia Puerto Ayora, Provincia de Galápagos, Ecuador

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

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