Aldabra tortoises are found both individually and in groups called a creep, which tend to gather mostly on open grasslands. They are most active in the mornings when they spend time browsing for food. They dig underground burrows or rest in swamps to keep cool during the heat of the day. While they are characteristically slow and cautious, they are capable of appreciable speed. They are also known to attempt perilous acrobatic feats, rising precariously on their hind legs to reach low branches. Their native range is on the Island of Aldabra in the Indian Ocean.
Primarily herbivores, Aldabra giant tortoises eat grasses, leaves, and woody plant stems. They occasionally indulge in small invertebrates and carrion, even eating the bodies of other dead tortoises. In captivity, they are known to consume fruits such as apples and bananas, as well as compressed vegetable pellets.woody plant stems.
Size: 3 – 4 feet length Weight: 350 – 500 lbs Lifespan: Over 200 years in the wild.