The Coco de Mer plant, which is native to the Seychelles, produces the largest seed in the world. The distinctly shaped nut can weigh up to 33 pounds! The Aldabra giant tortoise now populates many of the islands of Seychelles; the Aldabra population is the largest remaining. Some individuals have grown over 250 years old, but most live between 80 and 120 years. The Aldabra giant tortoise or Aldabrachelys gigantea – are named after the Aldabra Atoll where they originated. These unique reptiles can be found even in captive herds. The Aldabra giant tortoise has now had four scientific names to date, mainly due to the fact that there are on-going arguments about their similarity to other large Indian Ocean Tortoise species including the possibly extinct Seychelles Giant Tortoise. This species of giant tortoise is indigenous to the Aldabra atoll (in the far south of Seychelles' territory) and typically live in herds on flat grasslands. The Indian Ocean Tortoise Alliance of the Seychelles is dedicated to the conservation and preservation of the giant Aldabra Tortoises. The Aldabra giant tortoise has now had four scientific names to date, mainly due to the fact that there are on-going arguments about their similarity to other large Indian Ocean Tortoise species including the possibly extinct Seychelles Giant Tortoise.

These ancient creatures can weigh well over 400kg and grow to be roughly 1.3m in length. Thanks Karen. The granitic islands of Seychelles may support distinct species of Seychelles giant tortoises; the status of the different populations is currently unclear. Please could someone tell me the best place to visit giant tortoises.

The giant tortoises found in Seychelles are now officially listed as vulnerable by the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN), and since 1974 have been protected by Seychelles law under the Wild Animals and Birds Protection Act..

Giant Tortoises van only be found in two places in the world today - the Aldabra Atoll in the Seychelles and the Galapagos Islands in Ecuador. The distinctly shaped nut can weigh up to 33 pounds! Giant Tortoise Jonathan Jonathan , a type of Seychelles giant tortoise ( Aldabrachelys gigantea hololissa) is the renowned oldest terrestrial animal in the world. The Coco de Mer plant, which is native to the Seychelles, produces the largest seed in the world. They once faced extinction due to over-hunting and habitat destruction by 18th century sailors, but are now protected and live freely on many of Seychelles… Answer 1 of 13: Docking at Victoria 1500 hs 10 feb and leaving 1400 12feb. The Aldabra Atoll is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and is home to the world’s largest population of Giant tortoise, with over 152,000 giant tortoises in residence on the ring-shaped coral island. It hatched way back in 1832 and now resides in St. Helena Plantation House. The Aldabra Atoll is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and is home to the world’s largest population of Giant tortoise, with over 152,000 giant tortoises in residence on the ring-shaped coral island.

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