Aldabra Giant Tortoise
Fact: The Aldabra giant tortoise is indeed a giant, with individuals reaching over one metre in length and an average weight of 250 kg.
Habitat: The Aldabra giant tortoise inhabits a wide variety of vegetation on the islands where it is found, from scrub and mangrove swamp to grassy plains.
Threats: Mainly habitat destruction
Range: Endemic to the islands of Aldabra and Seychelles in the Indian Ocean.
Additional information: The Aldabra giant tortoise has a predominately vegetation-based diet although it will supplement this intake with carrion.