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123 baby giant tortoises stolen from Galápagos breeding center


Mongabay.com - Oct 15, 2018
Native to the Galápagos Islands, the Galápagos giant tortoises have experienced a severe population decline over the past decades, caused mainly by hunting for meat and oil, the introduction of non-native animals like goats, rats and pigs to the ...
 

Home of the gentle giants: How humans live with Galapagos tortoises


New Scientist - Oct 9, 2018
I am on one of the biggest islands in the Galapagos, the archipelago known for its strange species: marine iguanas, the northern hemisphere's only penguins – and the world's largest tortoises. It is these lumbering giants I am looking for. The ...
 

More than 100 giant tortoises stolen from the Galapagos Islands


The Independent - Oct 8, 2018
A large number of young giant tortoises have been stolen from a Galapagos Islands breeding facility. Some 123 tortoises, which are a major tourist attraction on the Ecuadorian islands, were taken from Isla Isabela on Tuesday, the environment ministry ...
 

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Funny and cute tortoise videos compilation


Here's a compilation about funny tortoises. Who would think that tortoises play with toys, that they like to chase animals, let other animals to ride them and so on.
 

Do Tortoises Like Being Touched?


The most noticeable feature of a tortoise is its massive shell. But what happens if you touch it? Caretakers at Smithsonian's National Zoo fill us in. From: WILD ...
 

3 Care Tips for Sulcata Tortoises | Pet Reptiles


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SIZE COMPARISON OF TORTOISE


Tortoise size comparison : Tortoises are exclusively terrestrial and occur on all continents except Australia and Antarctica. They also inhabit many islands, ...
 

Great Indoor Tortoises & Turtles!


Kenan returns to Garden State Tortoise, but this time he's hanging out with Chris Leone in his new indoor turtle and tortoise facility to check out some the very ...