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Aldabran Tortoise Geochelone gigantea

Glasgow Zoopark keeps several species of tortoises. Perhaps the most dramatic are the giant tortoises from Aldabra an island in the Indian ocean.

Habitat: Rough, rocky areas with limited vegetation

Status: Common 100,000 approx. on Aldabra Island

Located: Aldabra Island in the Indian Ocean

Size: Males, which are larger than females can grow to 1.4 metres in length.
Windsor having a munch

, our Aldabran male was donated to Queen Elizabeth on a visit to the Seyschelles Islands.