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

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    • 2 days ago
    • Aphrodite M Wirtz

    4/3/2020 16:00. Water level very low. One tortoise trying to maneuver in the mud, searching for a puddle to drink from, sad.

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    • 3 months ago
    • RHD

    Slightly clearer water now. not so much weed.

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    • 3 months ago
    • Mandy Ball

    Have missed this cam!!

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    • 4 months ago
    • Mandy Ball

    Thanks Kaisar. Will have a look tomorrow. Fascinating creatures!

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    • 4 months ago
    • kaisar

    Hi Mandy, if you was to click on the photos then right click and then "open in new window) it will bring up all the photos taken and then scroll through them you will see that 1 of the photos has 12 tortoises at one time

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    • 4 months ago
    • Mandy Ball

    Did anyone see the dog??

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    • 4 months ago
    • Mandy Ball

    Carol, spotted a tortoise !!

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    • 5 months ago
    • Capture Sam

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

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    • 6 months ago
    • Barry

    I thought as much. Thank You Jenny.

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    • 6 months ago
    • Jenny

    Cheers Barry. You know just as much as CS!

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    • 6 months 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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    • 6 months 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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    • 6 months ago
    • Barry

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

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    • 6 months ago
    • tcathome

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

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    • 6 months ago
    • Jenny

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

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    • 6 months 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 ).
    EnJoy EnJoy