Galapagos Tortoises Live

A pair of Galapagos Tortoises at ZSL London Zoo

  • Charles Darwin studied the Galapagos during the voyage of the Beagle. His observations and collections later helped him come up with his famous theory of evolution by natural selection.
  • Darwin commented on the different shell patterns of the tortoises on different islands. He tried riding one, and even ate tortoise meat!