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The island is home to beautiful beaches, giant tortoises and luxury amenities.
Shells of such giant tortoises were sitting next to Lewis’ pet for the kids to touch and examine.
On his voyage, Darwin visited the Galapagos Islands off the coast of Ecuador, where the presence of giant tortoises helped him develop his theory of natural selection.
Jonathan, a Seychelles giant tortoise, is believed, at 185 years old, to be the oldest reptile on earth.
Turandot opens in mythical ancient China, replete with sumptuous royals, bedraggled peasants, and a slew of fantastical beasts—phoenixes, unicorns, and giant tortoises carved into the walls of the palace loggia.
But on the Aldabra Atoll in the Indian Ocean, Aldabra giant tortoises (Aldabrachelys gigantea) have another strategy never before documented in tortoises, giant or otherwise—hiding out in caves.
Is photographing the giant tortoises of Aldabra Atoll on your bucket list?
Knits were quilted like puffa jackets and climbed the body to swallow the head like a giant tortoise shell.
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GIANT TORTOISE Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of giant tortoise for English Language Learners
: a large plant-eating tortoise
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