Aldabra Tortoise

Aldabra tortoises are normally found on the Aldabra Islands in the Indian Ocean. Today, the Aldabra tortoises are the only surviving giant tortoises of the Indian Ocean islands. They live in grasslands areas and can reach ages of more than 100 years old.

Bubba, an Aldabra tortoise, is considerably larger than his female companions.

Fun Facts

  • The Greenville Zoo has three Aldabra tortoises: one male (Bubba) and two females (Yin and Aimee).
  • Bubba enjoys getting his neck scratched.
  • Tortoises are able to go without food for several weeks.
  • They all enjoy a "sprinkler" in the summer months to cool off on a hot afternoon.

How to Adopt

You can complete our online adoption form or use the Adopt-an-Animal form (PDF) to join the program. Simply fill it out and return it to the Greenville Zoo. Please make checks payable to the Greenville Zoo.

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