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Galapagos Tortoise (Santa Cruz Subspecies)

Chelonoidis nigra porteri


Very large in size (hence the frequently used descriptive term "giant"). Slow moving.


Wetlands - muddly, wet, grassy fields


It was amazing to see large groups of tortoises throughout this region moving from the highlands down to the lowlands.

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Spotted on Sep 22, 2011
Submitted on Jan 24, 2012

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