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Seychelles giant tortoises
Biology Conservation Reintroduction

Tortoises in the breeding programme on Silhouette island

this project is supported by donations and adoption of the tortoises

Dipsochelys hololissa

       

Dipsochelys arnoldi (released in 2006)

females

males

females

males

Eve (BCG)

Adam (BCG)

Clio (L. Sardinah)

Stan (P. Treherne)

Josephine (A. Hierons)

Chiron (L. Sardinah)

Betty (M. Gratwick)

Hector (L. Sardinah)

Christopher (D. Dauban)

Alida (H. Fenwick)

Adrian (H. Fenwick)

Phoenix (P. Treherne) 

captive bred on Silhouette

year hatched

 

D. hololissa

D. arnoldi

Adam & Josephine

Hector & Betty

Hector & Alida

2002

 

2 males

3 males

2003

 

 1 female

45 females

2004

 

1 male, 1 female

15 males, 28 females

2005

 

5 males, 6 females

17 males, 9 females

2006

 

5 males

8 females, 3 males

2007

 

5 females

 

2008

5 ?

 

2009

7?, 11 male, 8 female

 

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