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Aldabra Island is home to one of the world’s largest populations of Giant Tortoises – around 150,000 Aldabra Giant Tortoises (Dipsochelys dussumieri) roam the atoll, free from human predation. Such was not always the case: 19th century whalers, sealers and long-distance ship voyagers often captured tortoises for food and by 1900 they were nearly extinct. Aldabra is also home to the world’s largest land crab, the Coconut Crab (Birgus latro).

Lost & Cast Away: Ten Amazing Uninhabited Islands

Aldabra Island is home to one of the world’s largest populations of Giant Tortoises – around Aldabra Giant Tortoises (Dipsochelys dussumieri) roam the atoll, free from human predation. Such was not always the case: century whalers, sealers an

Ich kniete vor der Aldabra Riesenschildkröte und richtete meine Kamera auf sie, während sie auf mich zu lief. Dabei unterschätzte ich wie flink sich diese urtümlichen Reptilien bewegen können. Eine weitere, unvergessliche Begegnung mit Wildtieren während unserer Reisen, diesmal auf Praslin in den Seychellen, während einer Tagestour zum Curieuse Marine National Park. … Continue reading →

Praslin, Seychellen - Reiseführer

Ich kniete vor der Aldabra Riesenschildkröte und richtete meine Kamera auf sie, während sie auf mich zu lief. Dabei unterschätzte ich wie flink sich diese urtümlichen Reptilien bewegen können. Eine weitere, unvergessliche Begegnung mit Wildtieren während unserer Reisen, diesmal auf Praslin in den Seychellen, während einer Tagestour zum Curieuse Marine National Park. … Continue reading →

The Aldabra giant tortoise is ‘vulnerable to extinction’ and are being bred in captivity at La Vanille Reserve in the south of Mauritius. It's been claimed that giant tortoises can live up to 250 years... but we guess no one has lived that long to be able to record it!

The Aldabra giant tortoise is ‘vulnerable to extinction’ and are being bred in captivity at La Vanille Reserve in the south of Mauritius. It's been claimed that giant tortoises can live up to 250 years.

The Seychelles is an archipelago of 115 islands in the Indian Ocean, off East Africa. It's home to numerous beaches, coral reefs and nature reserves, as well as rare animals such as giant Aldabra tortoises. Mahé, a hub for visiting the other islands, is home to capital Victoria. It also has the mountain rainforests of Morne Seychellois National Park and many beaches.  #travelmedia #travelblogs #socialmedia #travelers #traveler #backpacker #adventurer #blogsite #blog #microblog…

The Seychelles is an archipelago of 115 islands in the Indian Ocean, off East Africa. It's home to numerous beaches, coral reefs and nature reserves, as well as rare animals such as giant Aldabra tortoises. Mahé, a hub for visiting the other islands, is home to capital Victoria. It also has the mountain rainforests of Morne Seychellois National Park and many beaches. #travelmedia #travelblogs #socialmedia #travelers #traveler #backpacker #adventurer #blogsite #blog #microblog…

Aldabra Giant Tortoise. An introduction to Seychelles' Giant Tortoises

An Introduction to Seychelles' Giant Tortoises

Aldabra Female on Curieuse - Aldabra giant tortoise - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Aldabra, Seychelles  | Browse Your World: Aldabra Atoll [SEYCHELLES]

Aldabra Atoll [SEYCHELLES] Aldabra was visited by Portuguese navigators in The islands were already known to the Arabs, fro.

Aldabra Atoll Seychelles

Aldabra, the world's second largest coral atoll, is in the Aldabra Group of islands in the Indian Ocean that form part of the Seychelles. Uninhabited and extremely isolated, Aldabra is virtually untouched by humans

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