The Aldabra tortoise is native to the Aldabra Atoll region, the Indian Ocean. When mature it can weigh 227 kg, the shell to 122 cm long and can live through a century. The super-large Aldabra tortoises at the Paignton Zoo were smuggled into Britain in 1986. Aldabra tortoises are on the endangered list of the World Natural Environmental Protection Association. Aldabra giant tortoise inhabits mainly on the archipelago of the same name of Seychelles, the country is located off the coast of Africa.
The Aldabra giant tortoise is one of the largest in the world. When mature, they are about 1.2 m long, weighing an average 225 kg. The rampant logging continued until the early 1980s devastated the ebony forests that covered more than 20 hectares of the Ile aux Aigrettes region of the island of Mauritius and disappeared.
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