giant tortoise

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very large tortoises of the Galapagos and Seychelles islands

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QUITO (CyHAN)- Scientists have determined the existence of a second species of giant tortoise on the island of Santa Cruz, in the Galapagos archipelago, some 1,000 km off the coast of Ecuador, officials said on Wednesday.
GalEipagos giant tortoises are perhaps the most famous of the archipelago's animals.
The trade in the Malaysian giant tortoise is local, but the softshells caught in DSNP are part of the international trade throughout Southeast Asia.
Within minutes, we encounter one of the island's celebrities - an Aldabra giant tortoise affectionately called Big Daddy.
Stories include The Giant Tortoise, The Flamingos' Stockings, The Bald Parrot, The Alligator War, The Blind Doe, The Story of Two Coati Cubs and Two Man Cubs, The Yabebiri Ford, and the Lazy Bee.
Summary: Blood tests prove that the giant tortoise was not the last of his kind.
A football club owner has appealed for help after his children's giant tortoise was snatched from outside a Dubai hospital.
Lonesome George was the last of the Pinta tortoises (Chelonoidis abingdora), a subspecies of Galapagos giant tortoise.
The same year Owen, a one-yearold hippo, was taken in by Mzee, a 130-year-old giant tortoise, in a Kenyan zoo after the big baby was orphaned.
Ozzie, a 600-pound male Aldabra giant tortoise currently lodged at the Santa Clara Animal Hospital, is at least 150 years old - or so his owners were told when they purchased him from an Indiana circus.
In 1971, scientists were shocked when they found one Pinta giant tortoise left.
a giant tortoise in a green sun-drenched ocean depth?
Mom said a giant tortoise Is awkward and too slow, And when I said a porcupine, The answer still was no.
Inland you can explore its host of wildlife, such as the huge (and harmless) palm spiders, Toby the giant tortoise and his friends as well as a wide variety of endemic and protected birds.
Bird Island, besides having more than 1 million nesting sooty terns from April to November, has a resident 150-year-old giant tortoise, the oldest on record anywhere.