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Galápagos tortoise The Galápagos tortoise or Galápagos giant tortoise (Chelonoidis nigra) is the largest living species of tortoise and 10th-heaviest living reptile, reaching weights of over 400 kg (880 lb) and lengths of over 1.8 meters (5.9 ft). With life spans in the wild of over 100 years, it is one of the longest-lived vertebrates Animal,Chelonoidis nigra,Galápagos tortoise,cold blooded,tortoise,wildlife Click/tap to enlarge Country intro

Galápagos tortoise

The Galápagos tortoise or Galápagos giant tortoise (Chelonoidis nigra) is the largest living species of tortoise and 10th-heaviest living reptile, reaching weights of over 400 kg (880 lb) and lengths of over 1.8 meters (5.9 ft). With life spans in the wild of over 100 years, it is one of the longest-lived vertebrates

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The Galápagos tortoise or Galápagos giant tortoise is the largest living species of tortoise and 10th-heaviest living reptile, reaching weights of over 400 kg and lengths of over 1.8 meters . With life spans in the wild of over 100 years, it is one of the longest-lived vertebrates. A captive individual lived at least 170 years.

The tortoise is native to seven of the Galápagos Islands, a volcanic archipelago about 1,000 km west of the Ecuadorian mainland. Spanish explorers,.. more

Similar species: Turtles And Tortoises
Species identified by Scott Staley
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By Scott Staley

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Uploaded Oct 19, 2012. Captured Mar 9, 2011 12:13.
  • NIKON D40
  • f/5.6
  • 1/10s
  • ISO1600
  • 200mm