Wildlife Around the World - Buffy Redsecker

Passions of a Giant Tortoise

On Santa Cruz Island, Galapagos, Ecuador, there are several Fincas or Farms that invite visitors to view the island's endemic Giant Tortoise in the wild. One day, my friend Fernando drove me to his friend's farm and we spent the late morning wandering the trails of the farm together. We came upon this big tortoise in a pile of very ripe Passion Fruit. He had no fear of us and we were able to approach, but only when we were not openly laughing at him. He's a messy eater.

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