a species of very large turtle was amazing to see her when I went to Galapagos with my classmates
Walking around the cabins on the private game reserve
Esqueleto de una hembra.
Common name: tortuga gigante
Scientific name: Chelonoidis nigra
Fair Oaks Ranch area, Northern Bexar County
Live Oak Savannah Habitat
Was being fed fruit by residents.
The Galápagos tortoise or Galápagos giant tortoise is the largest living species of tortoise and the 13th-heaviest living reptile.
I found this little guy crossing one of the back country roads. I see two or three of these a week on the ranches and on the ranch roads.
Tortoises (/ˈtɔːr.təs.ɪz/, Testudinidae) are a family of land-dwelling reptiles in the order Testudines. Like other turtles, tortoises are shielded from predators by a shell. The top part of the shell is the carapace, the underside is the plastron, and the two are connected by the bridge. The tortoise endoskeleton has the adaptation of having an external shell fused to the ribcage. Tortoises can vary in size from a few centimeters to two meters. They are usually...