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Darwin update.

Discussion in 'Galapagos and Chaco tortoises' started by ogmoses, Oct 6, 2016.

  1. ogmoses

    ogmoses Active Member 5 Year Member

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    ImageUploadedByTortoise Forum1475805498.621735.jpg ImageUploadedByTortoise Forum1475805515.969361.jpg
    Not sure if i should just keep the other post going or creating this one is ok
    Today Darwin is 156g :) before his soak :) color is looking amazing and growth is phenomenal!

    Thanks and enjoy the pics ImageUploadedByTortoise Forum1475805676.309659.jpg
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    So adorable and beautiful creature !! :))
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    Very cute little one!
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    I thought Darwin was chewed by your neighbor's dog??? So is this a new tortoise?
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    Yvonne G Old Timer TFO Admin 10 Year Member! Platinum Supporter

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    Oh, excuse the ring. Darwin 1 was an Aldabran and THIS Darwin is a Galop. Lovely little guy.
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    Wonderful pics. Thanks for sharing.
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    Judging by the shape of your tortoises head this is an Aldabra tortoise.
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    The eyes of an Aldabra tortoise are on a higher plane than the nose, and the nose of the Galop is on the same plane as the eyes. So this is a Galop.

    Galapagos:

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    Aldabra:

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    Very easy to tell looking at adults and the little one still looks like an Aldabra. If the seller said it was a Galapagos Tortoise I hope he was honest. Missing the nuchal scute likely is a Galap however the rounded forehead looks Aldabra. This must be a baby characteristic that changes with age as several other things do.
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    I think Moses bought his from Richard Fife, so I don't doubt the Galapagos ID.
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    Very interesting! Looking for more opinions....! Of course they are both fabulous! Giants of the tortoise world.
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    Is the eye/nose line the only way to tell the difference? Surely not?
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    It's jerry Fife :)
    The DNA done on the parents found that the linage goes back to Isabella island and Cristobal island :)
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    Thanks so much :) and yes to the first part the civil suite was settled out of court.
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    Thanks so much
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    He is and getting bigger :)
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    ogmoses Active Member 5 Year Member

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    It is not an Aldabra actually. It is a Galapagos tortoises from jerry Fife himself with the parents having been DNA tested for specific island :):)
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    Of course not but rest assure it's a Galapagos but not just any Galapagos a Jerry Fife Galap :):) ImageUploadedByTortoise Forum1491980292.840131.jpg
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    It is a true Galapagos from Jerry Fife :) ImageUploadedByTortoise Forum1491980504.887453.jpg
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