From daily The Morning Star in England:
Darwin’s at home in his new wildlife shell-ter
Friday 17 February 2012
Darwin, the first giant tortoise to be donated to Britain by the Seychelles, settled into his new home today.
The aldabra tortoise has been presented to the Cotswold Wildlife Park as part of a conservation partnership with the Seychelles National Botanical Gardens.
The aldabras originate from the inaccessible Aldabra lagoon in the Indian Ocean and are listed as an endangered species.
He’s already 25 years old but he could be in Burford, Oxfordshire, for a while – aldabras can live to 150.
LOVE this post! My two favorite residents at my zoo are the adult aldabra tortoises. They are incredibly responsive to humans. Touching one is like petting a dinosaur.
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How old are the Aldabra tortoises at your zoo?
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