26/04/2011 at 8:04 PM

The Galápagos giant tortoise is the largest living species of tortoise, reaching weights of over 400 kilograms and lengths of 1.8 meters. It is a very slow-moving animal, moving only 0.16 miles per hour. It’s among the longest lived of all vertebrates. Life expectancy in the wild is over 100 years, and the oldest known individual is estimated to have reached at least 170 years of age. The Galapagos tortoise has a good sense of smell and smells all of its food before eating it. The tortoise is endemic to seven volcanic islands of the Galápagos archipelago, lying west of Ecuador. Anything that is able to survive that long is amazing.


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