Adopt Your Floreana Giant Tortoise





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Species : Floreana Giant Tortoise
Conservation Status : Critically Endangered
Age : Array
Hatched : Feb 11, 2022
Adoption Fee : $4812.00
Location : Santa Cruz Breeding Center
Weight : 0.5 lbs
Length : 5.0 inches
Width : 5.3 inches


The tortoises of Floreana went extinct a decade or two after Charles Darwin’s visit in 1835, with the very last surviving individuals most likely hunted for food. In November 2015, 19 tortoises with partial Floreana ancestry were transferred from Wolf Volcano to the Tortoise Center on Santa Cruz. An additional four tortoises already in the Center were also identified as having partial Floreana tortoise ancestry. A breeding program, initiated with 20 of these tortoises in 2017, will produce tortoises with nearly 100% Floreana ancestry. When they are big and strong enough, young tortoises will be released onto Floreana in the future. But first, invasive rats and cats, that eat eggs and young tortoises, need to be eradicated from the island to create a safe habitat 


By adopting a Floreana Giant Tortoise, you are participating in bringing a species back from extinction and giving Floreana island the chance to recover habitat for all its native wildlife.


Other Giant Tortoises Available for Adoption



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
*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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