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Nat. Geo Article about Aldabra islands and tortoises.

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    Most of the land surface of Aldabra is ancient coral which has been raised above sea level. Rainwater trapped in coral hollows are often a place they would drink from I assume. It is said that the Aldabra tortoise has a nasal cavity shared by a cartilaginous valve/membrane (which separates the inhaled water from the air being inhaled) and that allows it to drink through its nose.

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    TammyJ and Will like this.
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