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Aldabra Atoll in Indian Ocean

Aldabra Tortoise

The Aldabra tortoise was one of the first species to be protected to ensure its survival. Conservationists of the late 1800's along with the governor of Mauritius set aside a captive breeding population on Mauritius as well as protecting the Aldabra Atoll.

Adult male Aldabra tortoises can weigh over 500lbs. A hatchling weighs about 3oz.

HABITATScrub, mangrove swamp, and coastal dune, and grasslands
DIETVegitation, invertibrates and carrion
LIFE ExpectancyBelieved to surpass 100 years

Fun Fact
Big cats can roar, but not purr. Small cats can purr, but not roar.
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