Pinta Island tortoise
- The Pinta Island tortoise, otherwise called the Pinta mammoth tortoise, Abingdon Island tortoise, or Abingdon Island monster tortoise, is a type of Galápagos tortoise indigenous to Ecuador’s Pinta Island that is in all probability wiped out.
- A 100 year old Pinta Island tortoise has a Weight of 200 pounds and measuring 5 feet in length. Where as a fully grown Pinta Island tortoise is estimated to weight 400 pounds and up to 6 feet in length and 5 feet in height.
- The Pinta Island tortoise can survive without water for up to 18 months.
- The Pinta Island tortoise can live up to 150 years in wild.
- Pinta tortoises can lay about 24-30 eggs in a year.
- The Pinta Island has a long neck and toothless mouth shaped much like a beak, suitable for its vegetarian diet.
- Pinta Island tortoise has an heart beat of 20 beats per minute.
- Pinta Island tortoise believed to avoid most dangerous living being on earth ( Human being )
- Before the end of the nineteenth century, the vast majority of the Pinta Island tortoises had been wiped out because of human greed.
- By the mid-twentieth century, the species was thought to be wiped out until when a solitary male was found on the island in 1971.
- Endeavors were made to mate the male, named Lonesome George, with different species, but this experiment wasn’t success.
- Desolate George passed on 24 June 2012 and the species is accepted to have turned out to be terminated with his demise.
- Be that as it may, 17 original crossovers were accounted for in 2012 to have been found at Wolf Volcano on Isabela Island amid an excursion by Yale University analysts.
- Pinta Island tortoise extinction has diminised the life cycle of Pinta Island as they were part of ecosystem.
- Though some of Pinta Island tortoise far relatives may be alive. The species is currently named terminated on the IUCN Red List.
Pinta Island Tortoise Features
Pinta Island Tortoise looked more like any other Tortoise much bigger in size with a very long neck. Since Tortoise color doesn’t match with any other color preset as they are little green, little black, little brown hence they are called Tortoise color. The Pinta Island Tortoise has/had a long neck cylindrical in shape which they can stretch up to 4 feet. Pinta Island Tortoise used to live on land and were not able to swim. Male Pinta Island Tortoise had bigger tail then female Pinta Island Tortoise.
Like Camels Pinta Island Tortoise store water for later use. They believed to survive up to six months without food or water.
Pinta Island Tortoise Habitat
Pinta Island Tortoise was once found in all continents except Australia and Antarctica. They are called Pinta Island Tortoise because they are native to Ecuador’s Pinta Island. They were sexual more active during summer while females used to move to safe places during winter to lay eggs.