Galápagos Islands live cam
View of the Galápagos giant tortoises from Semilla Verde Hotel in Isla Santa Cruz

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    • 1 week ago
    • Capture Sam

    3nov19--Doubles - ^'d pix. EnJoy EnJoy

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    • 3 weeks ago
    • Barry

    I thought as much. Thank You Jenny.

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    • 4 weeks ago
    • Jenny

    Cheers Barry. You know just as much as CS!

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    • 4 weeks ago
    • Barry

    For Jenny. (from memory cough cough) They tend to live on arid islands in Galapagos, where food is less abundant. The Galapagos giant tortoise spends an average of 16 hours per day resting. The rest of their time is spent eating grasses, fruits and cactus pads. They enjoy bathing in water, but can survive for up to a year without water or food. I hope this helps.

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    • 1 month ago
    • Jenny

    Lol Barry! Ok, according to internet sources, they like to bathe and they rest for an average of 16 hours a day, so maybe they are combining the two activities!

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    • 1 month ago
    • Barry

    Ask CS to find out. I've no doubt the answer is on the internet.

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    • 1 month ago
    • tcathome

    No tortoise at the moment, but 3 fluffy black and white goats wandered by...

  • avatar
    • 1 month ago
    • Jenny

    I wonder why they like to spend so long just sitting in the water?

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    • 1 month ago
    • Capture Sam

    1oct19--Galápagos giant tortoise are the largest living species of tortoise. Giant tortoises exist on only two remote archipelagos: the Galápagos Islands and Aldabrachelys gigantea of Aldabra in the Indian Ocean, 700 km east of Tanzania. The Galápagos tortoises are native to seven of the Galápagos Islands. The tortoise is one of the longest-lived vertebrates with lifespans in the wild of over 100 years ( a captive individual lived at least 170 years ).
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    • 2 months ago
    • Jenny

    Thank you Carol! I love this cam. (Pity it keeps buffering and going off line) The info tag suggests that the tortoises are more frequently seen September to March, so I hope you see more from now on :)

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    • 2 months ago
    • carol mumford

    Jenny! Love your Cow and Tortoise photo. I'm lucky if I see a tortoise.

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    • 3 months ago
    • Rita Penycate

    22.08.19 09.18am local time. Theres a tortoise first one I've seen for ages.

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    • 3 months ago
    • carol mumford

    Finally seen one. 17th August. YIPPEE!

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    • 3 months ago
    • carol mumford

    Not seen any tortoises for over a week now.

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    • 3 months ago
    • Barry

    Ok Galápagos Sam

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    • 4 months ago
    • Capture Sam

    15jul19--Galápagos in old spanish means tortoise. EnJoy EnJoy