Aldabra Giant Tortoise

Aldabra Giant Tortoise

Aldabra tortoises are the second-largest species of tortoise in the world and, like their larger relatives on the Galapagos Islands, this species is also restricted to a few islands north of Madagascar.

Aldabrachelys gigantea

Herbivore

Eastern Africa [VIEW MAP]

Grasslands, Scrublands

During the warmer months, these giants are easy to observe in their large open space at Scaly Slimy Spectacular: The Amphibian and Reptile Experience, often resting for hours in their pond or self-made mud wallow with their heads under water. In the cooler months, they are moved to their specially-designed greenhouse near Outback Station. Aldabra tortoise Wild Encounters offer guests a chance to meet and feed the tortoises.

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