Aldabra Tortoise

A large Aldabra Tortoise at the Audubon Zoo.

Animal's Behavior
Large and powerful, good swimmers.

Eating Habits
Grasses, plants, small invertebrates

The largest population (about 100,000 animals) lives on Aldabra Atoll in the Seychelles.

Conservation Efforts
These tortoises were targeted by the earliest conservationists, with a preserve established for them by the end of the 19th century.

Animal Facts
They’ve become a subject of the pet trade recently, but require enormous commitment and very special care.