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Aldabra Giant Tortoises
« on: September 06, 2016, 01:32:41 PM »

On Changuu Island (aka Prison Island) just off the coast of Zanzibar is an Aldabra Giant Tortoise conservancy.  They were originally gifted from the Seychelles to Zanzibar and now they continue to live on the island.

1. Checking us out

Aldabra Giant Tortoise (Aldabrachelys gigantea)
by Brian Hampson, on Flickr

2. Built like a TANK

Aldabra Giant Tortoise (Aldabrachelys gigantea)
by Brian Hampson, on Flickr

3. Losing traction

A wee bit akilter.
by Brian Hampson, on Flickr

4. The young'uns

Juvenile Aldabra tortoises
by Brian Hampson, on Flickr

5. Everybody like a good chin scratch

Aldabra Giant Tortoise (Aldabrachelys gigantea)
by Brian Hampson, on Flickr

6. Up close and personal

Aldabra Giant Tortoise (Aldabrachelys gigantea)
by Brian Hampson, on Flickr

I hope you enjoy the photos.  More from the day visiting Changuu can be found in the album: https://flic.kr/s/aHskGqGdKR

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Re: Aldabra Giant Tortoises
« Reply #1 on: September 09, 2016, 08:39:55 AM »

What a creature, how old are they abouts?
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Re: Aldabra Giant Tortoises
« Reply #2 on: September 09, 2016, 09:29:33 AM »

What a creature, how old are they abouts?
The oldest one that we saw was 192 yrs old.