Galapagos Giant Tortoise

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by ariescord5
Last updated 5 years ago

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Science
Subject:
Animals
Grade:
6

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Galapagos Giant Tortoise

The Galapagos Giant tortoise is native to the islands of the Galapagos in the Eastern Pacific ocean.

Habitat

Where my animal lives: Galapagos islands

Galapagos Giant Tortoise chelonoidis nigra

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www.arkive.orgwww.britannica.comwww.grolieronline.comwww.nationalgeographic.comwww.wikipedia.com

My Sources

Did you know that the galapagos tortoise can live to 150?It is also the biggest tortoise alive!Female tortoises lay around 2-15 eggs.The galapagos tortoise already has 3 subspecies extinct.

Interesting facts

level of endangerment:vulnereble

Why I'm endangered

How we are saving them

My plan to save them:

The Galapagos giant tortoise was originaly being killed by spanish explorers for food and oil.Now introduced species like feral cats,dogs and donkeys are the main threat.Donkeys compete with the tortoise for food,while dogs prey on baby tortoises before their shells have fully devoloped and hardened.

The Galapagos tortoise is fully protected within the Galapagos National park.The Charles Darwin foundation is running a highly successful tortoise restoration program,by raising hatchlings from eggs,until they are old enough to be released into the wild with out falling victim to predetors.

My plan is to to help rehabilatate the Galapagos tortoise by making more protection zones and doing something about the introduced species.


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