Galapagos Tortoises

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Astride a statue tortoise, photo by PH Morton

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Galapagos Tortoise at ZSL London Zoo, photo by PH Morton

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Galapagos Tortoise at ZSL London Zoo, photo by PH Morton

Galapagos tortoises are the largest in the world and they can outlive me very easily as their life span is up to  150 years.

These galapagos tortoises played a major role in Charles Darwin’s revolutionary theory of Natural Selection theory when he visited Galapagos Island in 1835.

Apparently these giant tortoises were on the brink of extinction but somehow they made a comeback.

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