Galapagos Tortoises for Sale?

Permits are required in order to keep Galapagos Tortoises. In addition, a special permit is required to transport them across state lines. It is nearly impossible to find a galapagos tortoise for sale, however, there is a very similar alternative: the Aldabra Tortoise. The Aldabra tortoise is a giant tortoise from the Aldabra atoll in the Seychelles. It grows to a similar weight and size and is known to outlive galapagos tortoises, where the oldest specimen was thought to live for 255 years in 2006.

 

(Galapagos tortoises on left, Aldabra Tortoise on right)