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Our walking giant enclosure is home to our Aldabra giant tortoise, which is the 3 out of 4 of the world’s biggest tortoise species! Their home consists of both an indoor area for those chilly days and an large outdoor area for when the weather is warm, as they enjoy soaking up the sun.

Giant tortoises can grow up the 60cm long, which makes them Asia’s largest species of tortoise, they can also live for well over 100 years!

This enclosure has been developed in memory of leading aviculturist and friend of Colchester Zoo, Raymond Sawyer.


Animals in Walking Giants

Aldabra giant tortoise (Aldabrachelys gigantea)
Reptiles

Aldabra giant tortoise (Aldabrachelys gigantea)

Walking Giants

Area:
Aldabra Atoll in the Seychelles
Status:
Vulnerable and listed on Appendix II of CITES
Quick Fact:

The Aldabra giant tortoise is indeed a giant, with individuals reaching over one metre in length!


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