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Giant Galapagos Tortoises
Galapagos Islands

Galapagos National Park, Giant Galapagos Tortoises, Charles Darwin Research Station.

The inhabitants...state that they can distinguish the tortoise from different islands; and that they differ not only in size, but in other characters. Captain Porter has described those from Charles and from the nearest island to it, namely Hood Island, as having their shells in front thick and turned up like a Spanish saddle, whilst the tortoises from James Island are rounder, blacker, and have a better taste when cooked.

Charles Darwin 1845

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