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Galapagos Giant Tortoises (Chelonoidis spp.) Fact Sheet: Bibliography

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Galapagos Giant Tortoises cool off in water

Two Galápagos tortoises go for a dip at the Fetter Family Galápagos Tortoise exhibit at the San Diego Zoo.

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