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Galápagos tortoise A Galápagos tortoise will live around 170 years Animal,Chelonoidis nigra,Galápagos tortoise,cold blooded,wildlife Click/tap to enlarge

Galápagos tortoise

A Galápagos tortoise will live around 170 years

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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.

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

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Uploaded Oct 29, 2012. Captured Mar 9, 2011 11:21.
  • NIKON D40
  • f/4.2
  • 1/30s
  • ISO1400
  • 66mm