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Tortoises from the Seychelles

Discussion in 'Aldabra tortoises' started by Sesel, Nov 5, 2017.

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  1. Jemo

    Jemo Active Member 5 Year Member

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    Congretulation!!
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    Thank you~
    Now to see whether incubation in incubators will have a significantly greater impact on the babies growth (size, smoothness, etc) :D
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    A few time lapse of babies hatching:







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    Always amazing to see your updates!
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    Thank you, always a pleasure to share~
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    perfect documentation!
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    Urinating to soften hard soil whilst digging nest:

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    Did you know?

    • The Aldabra tortoises have been introduced in Rodrigues (Mauritius) as an 'analogue species'. Rodrigues use to have the world's highest density of land tortoises. It took less than a century of human interactions to drive Rodrigues' endemic species to extinction.
      The rewilding has been very successful at the Francois Leguat Giant tortoise and Cave Reserve, a wildlife Sanctuary in Plaine Corail, Rodrigues.
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    Esmeralda, said to be over 170 years old and around 350kg/771lbs:

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    Extras:

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    Beautiful and interesting pics and videos.
    What species of tortoise is the one in the last picture ?
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    ALDABRAMAN KEEPER AT HEART 5 Year Member

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    ~ I have read this from other sources, unbelievable that a female is 771 pounds.

    ~ Thank you for your post, truly awesome.
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    Esmeralda is not a female !!
    He is a male with historiclly "false" Name!
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    ~ Makes more sense.........that is Hugh!
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    ALDABRAMAN KEEPER AT HEART 5 Year Member

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    ~ Radiated

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    on the Little Seychelle Island Desroches you will also find huge old aldabras of similar size than Esmeralda:
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    Of course!

    This photos were taken April 2018 on our latest trip to Aldabra Atoll. We usually stop on most of the outer Islands on the 2 x 1000 km sailing trip to check the actual Aldabra tortoise populations.

    Aerial view of Desroches Island, Drohne Phote photo taken with the small Mavic air on 24 April 2018

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    It is not always fun going to Aldabra, it is really a very remote and isolated place on earth!!
    This year we had hard weather and broken masts on our ship!

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    ~ How awesome......simply fantastic!
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