Geochelone gigantea, the Aldabra giant tortoise, is one of the largest tortoises in the world.The Aldabra giant tortoise lives on the remote Aldabra atoll, one of the Seychelles group of islands in the Indian Ocean.The Aldabra giant tortoise's current IUCN conservation status is 'vulnerable' to extinction. Many giant tortoise species around the world have become extinct due to
- habitat loss
- introduced predatory species such as dogs, rats and pigs that eat tortoise eggs and babies.
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