Galapagos - Darwin's Evolution Theory birth place
Santa Cruz island -
These turtles weigh between 250 to 300 kg and life span is 170-200 years. Almost 4 generations of scientists are needed to finish researching one aspect of their life! They are pure vegetarians and like to munch on simple grass and it seems they fill up the tummy once in 3 months and are content! They can not swim but are content to be relaxing in small poodles of mud to keep cool and idle away! Male ones have longer neck and the new born takes many months to develop the shell armor and till then they are taken care by the mother.