Tuesday, June 5, 2012

DDW Pic 280. Animal Kingdom - Tortoise

Animal Kingdom - Galapagos Tortoise
This Giant Galapagos Tortoise is at the base of the Tree of Life in Animal Kingdom. She is 90 years old and is expected to live to be well over 100. Her handler told us that he was using food to guide her to her shelter for the night. This tortoise weighs nearly 300 pounds. The cast member told us that there used to be a 400 pound male tortoise that lived with her, but he was getting too frisky with the female and was moved to a different area of Animal Kingdom.

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