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Galapagos Tortoises are the biggest in the world, the largest individuals reaching 300 kilos in weight and almost 2 metres in length..

 

They are exceptionally longlived animals that can easily live to be over a hundred. “Harriet”, an old female who lived at Queensland Zoo (Australia) is thought to have been collected from the Galapagos by Charles Darwin himself and was estimated to be around 175 years old. These gentle giants are totally harmless, herbivorous creatures who live in dry areas where they feed on cactus, shoots and fallen fruit. They require very little water.