Seychelles giant tortoise in Britain


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.

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