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Tortoise Reserve – Galápagos Islands, Ecuador

Tortoise Reserve - Galápagos Islands, EcuadorTortoise Reserve - Galápagos Islands, Ecuador2

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Location:

Santa Cruz, Ecuador
South America

Contributors:

Jesse Marks
Jonah Marks


Highlands
The gigantic Galápagos tortoises are a popular attraction for visitors to the islands. They can live for over 100 years and the largest ones can weigh over 200 kg. Various species live in the wild across the island chain, but in the highlands of Santa Cruz, there is a tortoise reserve. Here, people can walk amongst the giants in their natural habitat. The tortoises are herbivores, and this recording captures the sound of one feeding on grass.

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Santa Cruz, Ecuador