Aldabra giant tortoise (Aldabrachelys gigantean)

Tortoises are land animals with feet like elephants and turtles are water animals. They are one of the largest tortoise species in the world.

They are found in Aldabra Island, Seychelles. Aldabras live in scrubs, mangroves and mainly in grasslands. Although being mainly vegetarian they do eat meat if it is available; dead carcases most of the time. The tortoises can go for a long time without water or food. Tortoises also like sitting in water sometimes. They can live up to 150 years. It is classified as vulnerable in the IUCN red list. Aldabras can be domesticated easily and learn to identify their keepers.

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