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giant tortoise

Definitions

  • The giant land-tortoise
    The giant land-tortoise
  • WordNet 3.6
    • n giant tortoise very large tortoises of the Galapagos and Seychelles islands
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Usage

In literature:

The enormous flatboat, that Suzanne had likened to a giant tortoise, darted now like an arrow, dragged by the current.
"Strange True Stories of Louisiana" by George Washington Cable
Furthermore, we killed some giant tortoises.
"Across Unknown South America" by Arnold Henry Savage Landor
Some of the giant tortoises of the Galapagos Islands are thought to be four hundred years old and are probably the oldest animals on the earth.
"The Log of the Sun" by William Beebe
Nor did he care to consider such examples of longevity as the giant tortoise and the Yellow Leaf.
"A Drake by George!" by John Trevena
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In news:

Galapagos giant tortoise, Geochelone nigra.
Charles Darwin Research Center, Giant tortoise.
A baby hippo named Owen walks with its "mother," a giant male Aldabran tortoise named Mzee, at the Mombasa Haller Park.
A Poet Remembers Lonesome George, Giant Tortoise and ' Emblem of Despair'.
University of Minnesota Raptor Center workers will be heading to the Galapagos Islands to help restore the Giant Tortoise population.
A giant tortoise apparently decided Monday was a good time to take a stroll down a Logan street.
Residents in Logan were startled to see a 127-pound giant tortoise wandering down a street after it escaped from its owner.
Finding A Giant Tortoise Hiding In The Bushes.
He was more than 100 years old -- comparatively young for a giant tortoise.
Giant Galapagos tortoise was thought to be extinct, but DNA study shows otherwise.
Lonesome George, the longtime turtle mascot of the Galapagos Islands and the last of his kind, died on Sunday, officially making the Pinta Island giant tortoise extinct.
Ecuadorean officials say that the famed Galapagos giant tortoise Lonesome George has died.
QUITO, Ecuador – The giant tortoise Lonesome George, whose failed efforts to produce offspring made him a symbol of disappearing species, was found dead on Sunday, officials at the Galapagos National Park announced.
Alien Giant Tortoise Helps Restore Ecosystem.
A giant tortoise appears to be helping to restore a native ecosystem.
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