Get up close to our giant tortoises called Toto, Tizean, Rosette, Nini, Tizom, Tifam, Tchaikovsky and Swarovsky - munching away their food, wandering at a leisurely pace or simply lazing about in their enclosure. A favourite among kids of all ages!

Originally from Aldabra in the Seychelles, the species can reach up to 1m in length with an average lifespan of more than 150 years. The park’s oldest giant tortoise is said to have died at the age of 250 years!

Generally the Aldabra tortoises have an average lifespan of 150 years - so please be respectful when you meet and greet them!  

The second-largest species of tortoise in the world, the Aldabra species is a cousin of the native domed and saddle-backed giant tortoises, which have gone extinct from Mauritius since the early 18th century. 

Fun fact: Males and females can be told apart by the shape of their bellies. Females have a flat belly, while males have a hollow belly