Aldabra Tortoise

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One of our Aldabra tortoises, whose name is Armor, is over 100 years old! Armor can be found next to the wallabies.

Scientific Name
Geochelone gigantea

Type
Reptile

Lifespan
100-150+ years

Size
Females: 35 in long
Males: 47 in long

Average Weight
300-500 lbs

Name of Young
Hatchling

We Eat:
We Live:
We Are:Threatened

Did you know?

  • Aldabra tortoises are the world’s second largest tortoise and some males reach 550 lbs. The largest species is the Galapagos tortoise.
  • Wild aldabras live on a group of islands called the Aldabra Atoll, and prefer grasslands and coastal dunes. These large tortoises are very strong and are capable of knocking down small trees to find leaves to eat. When they do this, they create pathways for other animals.
  • They are herbivores and eat leaves, grasses, fruit, and flowers. They are considered seed distributors and play an important role in the ecology of the region they live in.

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