Doctors say rescued Galapagos tortoise babies in good health

Hai Luong
By Hai Luong
May 9, 2017Worldshare

Wildlife experts examined 27 rescued baby tortoises and pronounced them healthy.

The highly endangered tortoises were found in a box on a bus. They were being smuggled to Europe. The experts confirmed that these are Galapagos tortoises.

Galapagos tortoises are the largest species. They could grow to be 6 feet long and weigh 500 pounds. They can live to be 100 years old.

Once doctors are certain they tortoises are strong enough to travel, they will be returned home.

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