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Large and powerful, good swimmers.
Grasses, plants, small invertebrates
The largest population (about 100,000 animals) lives on Aldabra Atoll in the Seychelles.
These tortoises were targeted by the earliest conservationists, with a preserve established for them by the end of the 19th century.
- These tortoises definitely dominate their habitat.
- They’ve become a subject of the pet trade recently, but require enormous commitment and very special care.
Animalia, Chordata, Reptilia, Terudines,Cryptodira, Testudinoidea
Place of Birth
Usually around 550 pounds, although weight of 794 pounds has been recorded
Brownish or tan
As much as 170 years. One tortoise was estimated to be 255 years old at the time of death.