Meet Emerson, 100-year-old Galapagos tortoise

Emerson, a 440-pound Galapagos tortoise, who is believed to be 100 years old, has been shifted from San Diego zoo to the Toledo zoo.

By Shruti Saxena | Last Updated: Aug 30, 2014, 15:26 PM IST
Meet Emerson, 100-year-old Galapagos tortoise

Zee Media Bureau/Shruti Saxena

New Delhi: Emerson, a 440-pound Galapagos tortoise, who is believed to be 100 years old, has been shifted from San Diego zoo to the Toledo zoo.

The dome-shelled tortoise took several handlers to be safely escorted to Toledo zoo.

The Galapagos Islands are famous for their unique flora and fauna studied by Charles Darwin, as he developed his theory of evolution.

The International Union for Conservation of Nature have listed the species as vulnerable.