Some species of the giant tortoises are now extinct, but in some places, especially islands in Africa, some still exist. These gentle, lovable creatures, can live for more than 100 years; one, in Australia, was said to have lived for 176 years, and another in Kolkata, India, reportedly lived for about 250 years. They sometimes weigh up-to over 300 kilos and can be over one-and-a-quarter meters long. In the UNESCO World Heritage Site - Aldabra Atoll, Seychelles, they thrive.
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