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Facts about Galapagos giant tortoises that will surprise you

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Facts about Galapagos giant tortoises that will surprise you

In case you did not know, the word “galápago” means tortoise. The place was inhabited by exotic creatures, but among all, the most numerous were huge turtles that amazed everyone.

Although it is yet unknown how the giant tortoises arrived at the Galapagos Islands, it is believed that they may have used some natural structures that would act as a raft, large logs that floated adrift. These animals can live long periods without eating or drinking water, therefore, the theory is quite acceptable.

Giants tortoises sleep a lot, they sleep 16 hours a day and they submerge in water or mud to stay cool. As we covered at the beginning, they can resist a long time without water or food, and they use the dew of plants to hydrate.

In Galapagos Islands, finches abound. Galapagos tortoises and finches have developed a special relationship: the finches feed of ticks and other parasites that live on the skin of giant tortoises.

Galapagos has an unbelievable natural wealth. You will be able to see some unique animals while discovering Galapagos, among them: penguins, lizards, finches, frigates, haws, and sea wolfs. We have arranged special activities to provide you an unforgettable experience. For further information, feel free to communicate with us, it will be a huge privilege to help you!


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