Gálapagos tortoises are the laidback giants of the tortoise world and these huge herbivores love nothing better than feasting on a range of flowers, leaves, and grasses. 

We have four adult Gálapagos tortoises at Auckland Zoo, two females (Snapper and Chippie) and two males (Smiley and Willie).

Did you know?  A Galápagos tortoise can go without eating or drinking for up to a year as it can store reserves of food and water in its body!


Breeding Tiny Giants - Part 1

Watch as ectotherm experts Don and Sonja explain the science that goes into caring for baby Galápagos tortoises!