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Aldabra giant tortoise

Aldabra giant tortoise
Aldabrachelys gigantea / Aldabra giant tortoise

Aldabra giant tortoise
Habitat
Grasslands and scrublands
Continent
Africa
Food
Grasses, shoots, foliage, fruits
Gestation/breeding period
85 - 160 days
Mode of life
Solitary
Class
Reptiles
Order
Testudines

Key facts

~ 1.20 m
tank length

~ 200 kg
weight

~ 150 years
age

How endangered are Aldabra giant tortoises?

by IUCN (Red List of Threatened Species)

  • Not evaluated
  • Data deficient
  • Least concern
  • Near threatened
  • Aldabra giant tortoise
    Vulnerable
    Vulnerable
  • Endangered
  • Critically endangered
  • Extinct in the wild
  • Extinct

Did you know?

Aldabra giant tortoises have been around since the time of the dinosaurs, more than 150 million years ago.

Aldabra giant tortoise

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