Dry grassy and rocky areas on the Galapagos Islands
Location in the Zoo
Near lions and tigers
Cool Animal Fact
Adult male Galapagos tortoises can weigh up to 600 pounds! Females may weigh up to 200 pounds.
How we Help Save Them
- We provide salaries, support, and equipment for people in Galapagos. They tracked the activity of 106 wild Galapagos tortoises. This information will be used to design future protection plans for wild tortoises.
- We provide support for teenagers from the Galapagos to protect sea turtles and giant tortoises. They create programs to monitor sea turtle nests and prevent tortoises and local wildlife from being hit by cars.
- We helped support the removal of 12,682 square meters of invasive plants (plants that are not supposed to be in an area) from the Galapagos Islands, helping to protect native plants and wildlife that depend on native/local plants for food.