The Giant Galapagos Tortoise (Geochelone
is universally known to be the Worlds Largest Tortoise species.
The record for the World’s Biggest Tortoise or should I say “Heaviest
Tortoise” is well over 900 pounds with a
shell length just shy of 54 inches. These animals obviously come
from the Galapagos Islands off of the Ecuadorian coast. Charles
Darwin made the Galapagos famous with his Theory
Of Evolution and his famous Darwin
Finches. In fact, the Worlds most respected Galapagos
Tortoise Breeding Facility is located on the Galapagos Islands
and is appropriately named the Darwin
Research Center Station.