Giant tortoise

The rabbit should feel a little more threatened than this

About the giant toroise

Common name: Giant Tortoise

Scientific name: Geochelone elepantopus

Location: The Galapagos islands

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Giant Tortoise Displays Dominance in the Galápagos

The giant tortoise is an iconic species from the Galápagos and is only found on these islands. They are the largest living tortoise in the world.

Why is it endangered?

Young tortoises are subject to being prey for dogs and cats, and compete for grazing land with cattle that have been introduced to the islands.