Wednesday, October 17, 2007

Aldabra Tortoise

It wasn't too cold for the Aldabra tortoises at the Columbus Zoo this past Sunday.

Although these huge turtles are fairly common at zoos and reptile parks, they are increasingly being bred for private ownership. Can you imagine having a 200 pound rock that is almost impossible to move and eats and you know whats like a small horse? I can't imagine owning one of these great beasts, but the going price for farmed specimens from the Seychelles is about $2500.

I'll stick to watching them at the zoo. They are extremely interesting creatures. I've never met anyone that didn't like turtles and tortoises.

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