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  Galapagos Tortoise
by easyoar

Favorite thing: If you are used to House pet tortoises, then the Galapagos Tortoise will come as a bit of a surprise. They are massive! Large ones can weigh up to 200 kg, and can measure up to 180cm from their head to their tail.

As these tortoises have only been discovered relatively recently, it is not known what the life span of the Galapagos Tortoise is, but it is thought to be in the region of 150-200 years!

Galapagos Tortoises are herbivorous, and amongst other things eat prickly pear (cactus fruit), fruit and grass. As they tended to live in very dry conditions, they have trhe capability to store huge amounts of water to see them through the dry periods.

They aren't the most exciting animals to watch as you might imagine, but for the sheer size of them they are well worth a quick look!

Review Helpfulness: 4 out of 5 stars

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  • Written Jan 11, 2005
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