5 Year Member
- Sep 26, 2012
- Location (City and/or State)
- Homestead ,FL
My thoughts exactly. This is a barren and unforgiving place. It really does make sense that the weights and growth rates for captive individuals greatly outpace their wild counterparts.Wow, the ones in the states sure live the high life compared to its wild family. Thanks for sharing.
Reading this article and seeing the pictures of the wild herd, I'm struck by how Aldabraman's animals look EXACTLY like the wild ones. That is an amazing feat by a US keeper and breeder - to replicate their natural conditions so closely that they acheive perfectly smooth shells and the same breeding behaviours. Absolutely stunning work, Aldabraman!
Get some cool pics of the Somali Pirates too!!! Just kidding.We actually arrange a 2 week Expedition to Aldabra Island on February 2015.
It is still not easy. Really not easy!!
we hope to be sucessfull.
If so, we will post some more Pictures of Aldabras in natural environment!
How do they get fresh water to drink?Another Nat Geo video
Humid hide anyone??
You may have noticed that Aldabra tortoises have very pointy noses. There could be a tablespoon of water from fog or condensation in a curled leaf or small depression in a rock, they can poke their pointy nose there and suck it up through their nostrils.How do they get fresh water to drink?