Esmeralda, the World’s Heaviest Giant Tortoise

Bird Island, Seychelles
Esmeralda the World’s heaviest free roaming Giant Tortoise.
The Royal Zoological Society say he broke the scales at 298kg (800lb) back in the 1980’s.
He lives with 19 other smaller tortoises on the island.
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