Tag: Giant tortoise

Fernandina Giant Tortoise Confirmed to Be New Species

Fernandina Giant Tortoise Confirmed to Be New Species

Fern has now been confirmed, nearly four years later, as the only known living species of Chelonoidis phantastica [...]
Two Galapagos Tortoises Hatch At The UK’s Crocodiles Of The World

Two Galapagos Tortoises Hatch At The UK’s Crocodiles Of The World

Galapagos tortoises are the largest tortoise species in the world and can live more than 120 years. [...]
27 Captive Bred Aldabra Tortoises Released On Seychelles’ Desroches Island

27 Captive Bred Aldabra Tortoises Released On Seychelles’ Desroches Island

The  Island Conservation Society on the Seychelles Islands announced it has released 27 Aldabra giant tortoises (Geochelone gigantea) on the wild side [...]
Video: Seychelles Giant Tortoise Hunts And Eats Bird

Video: Seychelles Giant Tortoise Hunts And Eats Bird

A female giant tortoise pursues a tern chick. Screengrab via Anna Zora. Giant tortoises have traditionally been known to be strictly herbivorou [...]
Giant Tortoise Found In 2019 Confirmed To Be Previously “Extinct” Species

Giant Tortoise Found In 2019 Confirmed To Be Previously “Extinct” Species

A giant tortoise that was found in 2019 and thought to be an extinct species, is actually the species and is not extinct. Fern, the Fernandina giant t [...]
Finding The Fernandina Giant Tortoise

Finding The Fernandina Giant Tortoise

This story appeared in the May/June 2019 issue of REPTILES magazine. There I stood, boots digging into the black crust of volcanic rock, looking ou [...]
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