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.

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Santa Cruz Giant Tortoise #8

Critically Endangered


I'm laid back and content watching the world go by. After all, I do have a lot of tortoise years to take it all in! If you're looking for a chill tortoise, adopt me!

Age
3 Years
Adoption Fee
$2692.00
Location
Santa Cruz Breeding Center

Española Giant Tortoise #24

Critically Endangered


I am a tortoise on a mission! Determined and resilient, I've got ideas and my tortoise friends can't stop me. Some might say I'm stubborn, but I think I just like things my own way. 

Age
2 Years
Adoption Fee
$3897.00
Location
Santa Cruz Breeding Center

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
$4311.00
Location
Santa Cruz Breeding Center

Española Giant Tortoise #37

Critically Endangered


Do you enjoy the calm, cool breeze under the shade of a tree? Does your dream vacation include a hammock and good sunhat? We might be the perfect fit! This sun in Galapagos is too much for me and I prefer to take it easy and avoid the heat in the shadow of an acacia tree.

Age
2 Years
Adoption Fee
$3897.00
Location
Santa Cruz Breeding Center

Floreana Giant Tortoise #33

Critically Endangered


Wanna race? Bet you never thought a tortoise could beat you but... I'm already off. I Win!

Age
6 Months
Adoption Fee
$4812.00
Location
Santa Cruz Breeding Center

Floreana Giant Tortoise #73

Critically Endangered


I am a tiny, timid tortoise. Won't you be my tortoise parents? With a little time and encouragement I promise to come out of my shell!

Age
1 Year
Adoption Fee
$4812.00
Location
Santa Cruz Breeding Center

Santiago Giant Tortoise #19

Critically Endangered


Some tortoises say I am timid, but I'd say I just prefer to carefully observe my surroundings before making any moves. My shell is my comfort zone, so if you're an introvert with a soft touch, we'll get along great!

Age
3 Years
Adoption Fee
$2692.00
Location
Santa Cruz Breeding Center

Santa Cruz Giant Tortoise #29

Critically Endangered


When I grow up I want to be a professional tortoise adventurer! Scaling new heights, parachuting off cliffs. I'm an intrepid little tortoise ready to take on the world!

Age
2 Years
Adoption Fee
$3897.00
Location
Santa Cruz Breeding Center

Floreana Giant Tortoise #37

Critically Endangered


I am not sure why my cousins, brothers, sisters and I all have this hard, dome thing on our backs. Who needs that? I've got all these rocks that make the best hiding spots and keep me protected!

Age
6 Months
Adoption Fee
$4812.00
Location
Santa Cruz Breeding Center

Santa Cruz Giant Tortoise #28

Critically Endangered


Standing proud and tall, I am the bravest tortoise of all! I'm a strong tortoise kid, add me to your family, you'll be glad you did!

Age
3 Years
Adoption Fee
$2692.00
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
$4311.00
Location
Santa Cruz Breeding Center

Floreana Giant Tortoise #40

Critically Endangered


Did you know we Giant Tortoises like to sleep for up to 16 hours a day? I am definintely in the right species, life is meant for relaxing! I hope my new tortoise family will let me find the perfect place to take a nap!Did you know we Giant Tortoises like to sleep for up to 16 hours a day? I am definintely in the right species, life is meant for relaxing! I hope my new tortoise family will let me find the perfect place to take a nap!

Age
6 Months
Adoption Fee
$4812.00
Location
Santa Cruz Breeding Center

Floreana Giant Tortoise #29

Critically Endangered


I am your quintessential giant tortoise! Representing my species with class, taking life as it comes and enjoying the small things like fresh vegetation and the warm sun.

Age
1 Year
Adoption Fee
$4812.00
Location
Santa Cruz Breeding Center

Santa Cruz Giant Tortoise #31

Critically Endangered


There's a rumor that some tortoises are slow and clunky. Well that’s not me! I can navigate steep, rocky slopes with ease. If you are looking for an all-wheel tortoise, adopt me!

Age
3 Years
Adoption Fee
$2692.00
Location
Santa Cruz Breeding Center

Santa Cruz Giant Tortoise #47

Critically Endangered


I can't wait to find my family! You will surely be impressed with how tall I can stand on my long legs, stretching out my neck. Just imagine how big I will be when I am fully grown…in only 40 years!

Age
3 Years
Adoption Fee
$2692.00
Location
Santa Cruz Breeding Center

Floreana Giant Tortoise #36

Critically Endangered


I'm ready for my new family! I promise I'll get along with everyone and keep the peace. I am the sweetest tortoise you will ever meet!

Age
1 Year
Adoption Fee
$4812.00
Location
Santa Cruz Breeding Center

Floreana Giant Tortoise #30

Critically Endangered


Did someone say food? As long as there is some cactus and fresh leaves involved I'm in! One if my greatest skills is eating and I ensure I practice for many hours each day!

Age
1 Year
Adoption Fee
$4812.00
Location
Santa Cruz Breeding Center

Santa Cruz Giant Tortoise #71

Critically Endangered


Me? I'm a catch! You can call me goldilocks. I know my striking yellow head and face will get your attention and I will be adopted in no time. Not too hot, not too cold, I'm a tortoise who's just right!

Age
3 Years
Adoption Fee
$2692.00
Location
Santa Cruz Breeding Center

Floreana Giant Tortoise #45

Critically Endangered


Nothing beats time alone don't you agree? My idea of fun is to scooch up in a corner with a nice book and some fresh stone fruits. Some might call me introverted but I prefer to think of it as thoughtfully reflective.

Age
1 Year
Adoption Fee
$4812.00
Location
Santa Cruz Breeding Center

Floreana Giant Tortoise #59

Critically Endangered


I am a tortoise who chooses the path less traveled, literally! I love to venture and find out what is waiting for me in this big world. Maybe a family?

Age
1 Year
Adoption Fee
$4812.00
Location
Santa Cruz Breeding Center





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