How Big Can A Tortoise Grow?


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The largest living tortoise is known as the Galapagos tortoise, which is also called the Galapagos giant tortoise. It is native to nine of the islands which make up the Galapagos Islands.

Adult Galapagos giant tortoises can grow up to a length of about 1.2 metres and can weigh upto approximately 300 kilograms. The average life expectancy of a wild Galapagos giant tortoise is estimated to be approximately 150 years.

The Sulcata is the third-largest genus of tortoises in the world. It is the largest mainland tortoise. The length of the shell of an adult Sulcata is 18 inches, and they weigh between 70 and 100 pounds. Some species have 24 to 30-inch-long shells, which weigh 150 pounds. They grow from two or three inches to between six and ten inches in their initial years.
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I believe that several factors must be met inorder for giganticism to take place with regard to tortoises and turtles. First, an abundance of food; second a lack of predators; third a natural environment that is most comfortable would facilitate growth.

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