Adopt a Giant Tortoise!

Make your lasting connection to endangered species conservation for generations to come.

The only one of its kind in the world, the Adopt a Giant Tortoise program connects one person or community with one real, individual tortoise for life. Giant Tortoises live up to 150 years and a very few can live to 200 years! So your children, grandchildren, and perhaps even great-grandchildren will have a lifelong connection to Galápagos, and more importantly, a deep connection to wildlife conservation. The adopter will have the chance to name their tortoise and will receive twice-yearly updates about the tortoise's progress. The adoption donation amount is the true cost to care for the tortoise for the remainder of their time in the breeding center and also the cost of their transport and release into the wild.


Complete your adoption by Dec. 11 to receive your Welcome Packet and Adoption Certificate in the mail by Dec. 25! 


For payment plans or other adoption questions, please contact ambassador@galapagos.org

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Española Giant Tortoise #48

Critically Endangered


I'm an self-sufficient tortoise, that's what I am! A true survivor and once we get to be released I've got plans of my own. Adopt me and you'll find out!

Age
2 Years
Adoption Fee
$3,897
Location
Santa Cruz Breeding Center

Española Giant Tortoise #64

Critically Endangered


Wanna take a selfie? I look good in any angle! Surely you will want to adopt me to show off to all your friends!

Age
2 Years
Adoption Fee
$3,897
Location
Santa Cruz Breeding Center

Floreana Giant Tortoise #57

Critically Endangered


I'm a very shy tortoise who tends to explore my surroundings alone. Right now, I'm very little — but I've still got big plans!

Age
11 Months
Adoption Fee
$4,812
Location
Santa Cruz Breeding Center

Floreana Giant Tortoise #17

Critically Endangered


Try to find me and I'm hiding. I'm a shy and bashful little tortoise (a proud introvert!). Thanks for giving me my space. 

Age
1 Year
Adoption Fee
$4,311
Location
Santa Cruz Breeding Center

Floreana Giant Tortoise #20

Critically Endangered


Skittish? I'd say I'm maybe more... fidgety! I like to move around a lot and if you're trying to take a picture of me I'll keep moving right along. 

Age
1 Year
Adoption Fee
$4,311
Location
Santa Cruz Breeding Center

Floreana Giant Tortoise #42

Critically Endangered


My favorite part of the day is eating, but I feel very strongly about making a meal a social encounter. Let's do lunch!

Age
1 Year
Adoption Fee
$4,311
Location
Santa Cruz Breeding Center

Española Giant Tortoise #68

Critically Endangered


I'm very interested in this fascinating world that surrounds me — and really can't be bothered with interruptions. Ta-ta!

Age
2 Years
Adoption Fee
$3,897
Location
Santa Cruz Breeding Center

Floreana Giant Tortoise #43

Critically Endangered


I'm a bit of a solo-hiker for now. But maybe someday soon I'll start an explorers' club with other tortoises. 

Age
3 Years
Adoption Fee
$2,692
Location
Santa Cruz Breeding Center

Floreana Giant Tortoise #63

Critically Endangered


My specialty: fine dining! Take as many pictures as you like, I don't mind, as long as you bring another serving of Porotillo leaves!

Age
1 Year
Adoption Fee
$4,311
Location
Santa Cruz Breeding Center
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Santa Cruz Giant Tortoise #50

Critically Endangered


Hi! My name is Melbourne Oshea. I have already been adopted, but many of my friends have not. I hope you find the baby tortoise that is right for you!
Age
4 Years
Adoption Fee
$2,692
Location
Santa Cruz Breeding Center





*When you adopt a Giant Tortoise, you are sponsoring their care in the Breeding Center. Giant Tortoises will stay under the care of the Galápagos National Park until released to the wild.
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