This tortoise is the largest animal on the Aldabra Island atoll. It fills a similar role to the one occupied by elephants in Africa and Asia. As with elephants, they are the main consumers of vegetation and will noticeably alter the habitat during their search for food. Tortoises have been known to knock over small trees and shrubs to obtain nutritious leaves. Seeds pass through the tortoise’s digestive tract and eventually become food for many other species.
Aldabra tortoises are able to go without food or water for long periods. They are grazers and browsers, feeding mainly on grasses and woody plants. However, they will eat meat when it is available and possibly even eat the carcasses of dead tortoises. They may also eat feces.
At the Zoo, Aldabra tortoises eat salad and hay three days per week. In the summer, they have access to the outdoor enclosure where they graze on grass and weeds. Their diet is supplemented with cactus pad, carrots, sweet potatoes and assorted browse.
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Aldabra tortoise for sale is One of the world’s largest land tortoises, it can reach sizes of up to 550 pounds and ages of up to 150 years old. They are native to Aldabra Island, aldabra giant tortoise for sale is one of the Seychelles northeast of Madagascar in the Indian Ocean.
Aldabra tortoise carapace (or upper shell) has a small neck plate that is usually visible, a feature absent in other species of giant tortoises. The males have a concave plastron (belly shell) that aids in mating. They are dark gray to black in color with a highly domed, thick carapace. They have long necks, which helps with food gathering. The hind legs are cylindrical and columnar like those of an elephant; thick, often bony scales cover them. The toes are short and two-jointed. The head is relatively small, pointed and covered by scales.
- Originating Just North Of Madagascar From The Island Of Aldabra Atoll In The Seychelles
- Adults Can Reach Up To 48 Inches In Shell Length And 550 Pounds
- With Proper Care And A Well Maintained Diet These Can Live Up To 80 – 120 Years Old
- These Tortoises Inhabit A Wide Range From Mangrove Swamps To Coastal Dunes
- Zoo Quality Animals That Will Be A Magnificent Breeding Project