Monday, December 20, 2010

Giant Green Prehistoric Looking Things!

JB:  Mom, are we really still in the Galapagos Islands?  
Mom:  Yes, JB.  I am sorry, but I took 1500 pictures, you know!  Next stop was Santa Cruz Island.
JB:  Ok, what is this next animal, mom??  Is it a super-sized bowling ball?

Mom:  No, JB, these are your new friends, the Galapagos Giant Tortoises!  These species are also "endemic" to the Galapagos Islands!
JB:  They are huge, mom.  I could ride on his back and not even get my furs wet in the water!

I wondered why they look so old, and found out they can live to 100 years and the oldest one on record was 170 years old! 

I think this one forgot to put on sunscreen.  Look at his parched skin!  He looks kind of prehistoric, don't you think?

Most of my new friends were friendly, but this one got a little snappy with mom.

"Here's looking at you, JB!"

I LOVE my GIANT new friends.   
These really are some Giant Green Prehistoric Looking Things! 

Before you go, please sign my GUESTBOOK here, and stop by JB's SMALL WORLD too, thanks! 


Teddy Bear said...

What a cool tortoise. And we love that they live so long. Mommy wishes kitties and pups could live that long too.:)

Teddy Bear

NAK and The Residents of The Khottage said...

Teddy Bear is furry khorrekht!


Angel, Kirby and Max said...

THose are magnificent giant tortoise

(angel) Grrreta and Fam said...

Those are some very interesting new friends you have, JB. Thanks for sharing them with us.

Prints the Cat said...

Wow, neat tortoise. I wonder if the tortoise your Mom met was really really ancient. That could explain why he was so snappy at your Mom!

Love all the photos your reporter took! Thanks for sharing.