giant galapagos tortoise


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  • Location: Semilla Verde Hotel, Santa Cruz Island
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  • Info: Live streaming webcam of Giant Galapagos tortoises at the Semilla Verde Hotel, Santa Cruz Island, Galapagos.

    The giant tortoise arrived in Galapagos from mainland South America 2-3 million years ago. They really are the giants of the tortoise world with males weighing up to 227 kgs and females 113kgs. Their diet consists of fruits, flowers, leaves, grasses and cactus pads. Because they can store food and water so efficiently it is possible for them to go without eating or drinking for up to a year.