Watching the Giant Tortoises have fun

//Watching the Giant Tortoises have fun

The giant tortoises were amazing. Prehistoric looking and huge. You can get an idea of the scale looking at the road this guy is travelling on, which is big enough for a jeep. This guy weighed about 700 pounds. They travel at the blistering pace of 1/6 of a mile per hour, and cover 15 miles from highlands to the beaches in about 5 weeks each year.

Observing the mating rituals of giant tortoises wasn’t on our list of things to do, but it was interesting!! The male has to chase down the female (survival of the fittest, again!) The process happens once a year and takes 3 HOURS.

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2017-09-14T09:49:45-07:00February 12th, 2008|Ecuador|0 Comments

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