Aldabra Tortoise
Aldabrachelys gigantea

Type: Reptile

Diet: Assorted lettuce, fruits, and vegetables

Average life span in the wild: Over 100 years

Height: 4ft (1.22m)

Weight: 550 lbs (male)

Protection status: Vulnerable

Birthdate: January 1st 1962

Arrived at the Greenville Zoo: June 18th 1986 from Riverbanks Zoo

Fun fact: There used to be 18 toroise species living in the Indian Ocean, but the Aldabra Tortoise was the only one to survive being hunted to extinction by sailors.