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Gisborne's Online Zoo - Tortoise

Welcome to the 'Aldabran TORTOISE' Page......

These wonderful Aldabran TORTOISE can been found at Australia Zoo...

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The Aldabran Tortoise (Geochelone gigantea)

The Aldabran Tortoise is the largest species of land tortoise in the world. They can grow to roughly 1 metre tall and can weigh as much 300 kilograms. Their shell is grey in colour with dark grey to almost black coloured head and legs.

Habitat

These giant tortoises inhabit the islands of Aldabra, situated off the east coast of Africa, in the Indian Ocean. These islands are rough and rocky and have limited vegetation. 


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