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
- 322 local Galapagos students and teachers participated in ecology courses to explore and learn more about the wildlife of the islands
- 129 Galapagos tortoises were monitored to track their movement patterns and better understand the species
- 123 Galapagos tortoise hatchlings were released in the wild and protected from invasive species.
- A motorcycle was purchased for field staff to better monitor and research giant tortoises.
How You Can Help
Donate to help Galapagos island tortoises in the wild