• Conservation Connection: Tortoises. GIANT Tortoises

    8 monthes ago - By Phoenix Zoo

    By Carrie Flood
    Giant tortoises have almost universal appeal. The slow moving, herbivorous giants are reminiscent of dinosaurs, with their fixed smiling faces and long leathery necks.
    Long ago, there were giant tortoises on all but one of the continents. Today, they are limited to two populations: one on the Aldabra Islands in the Indian Ocean, and one on the Galapagos Islands off Ecuador.
    The Phoenix Zoo is home to some of each, and they all recently got new homes. You'll find the Aldabra tortoises over by the Desert Lives trail, where it intersects the Africa trail near the rhinoceros...
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