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).


Behind the Scenes

Marvel at these gentle giants as you treat them to a special afternoon snack.

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Say hello to New Zealand's first Galápagos tortoise hatchling!