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LAND OF
THE GIANTS
1. Go to the HEAVYWEIGHTS OF THE TORTOISE
WORLD section. Look at the weight a Galapagos
giant tortoise can reach. Now weigh yourself. How
many times heavier is the tortoise than you?
2. Read the information on the Galapagos
Islands. How did the tortoises get to the islands?
3. Can you spot all 5 giant tortoises in their
enclosure? What are their names and what
are they doing? E.g. eating.
DID YOU KNOW?
A TORTOISE can live for up
to 150 YEARS, 70 years longer
than the average lifespan for humans.
DID YOU KNOW?
Galapagos
giant tortoise
There are 335 SPECIES
of turtles and tortoises
worldwide and 50% of
these are THREATENED.
REPTILE HOUSE
ZSL AND
TURTLE ARK
1. Where have ZSL scientists been working to conserve endangered
green turtles and hawksbill turtles?
2. How many hatchlings have been successfully returned to the sea?
3. Turtle Ark is helping to save the most critically endangered species
of turtles. Name a species they are helping to conserve.
BUTION
TURTLE AND TORTOISE DISTRI
DID YOU KNOW?
Tortoises and turtles face
many THREATS including
CLIMATE CHANGE,
Name:
What are they doing?
PREDATION,
POLLUTION and
DEFORESTATION.
Name:
What are they doing?
Name:
What are they doing?
Name:
Turtle habitat
Tortoise habitat
CAN YOU FIND?
What are they doing?
Name:
What are they doing?
TORTOISES
Live on land
Have rounded feet
Annam leaf turtle
Have a domed shell
Find the board about how long
it takes the tortoises to walk one
metre. Usain Bolt ran the 100m
in 9.58 seconds. It would take
a tortoise about 25 minutes!
REPTILE HOUSE
Roti island
snake necked turtle
TURTLES
Live primarily at sea
Have flat shaped feet
Have a flatter shell
Mediterranean
spur-thighed tortoise
Egyptian tortoise
Radiated tortoise
If you visit the
Aquarium, you can
also see GIANT
AMAZON RIVER
TURTLES and FLY
RIVER TURTLES.