There is evidence that Galapagos tortoises can live up to 200 years in the wild. They have no native predators, are on a lean diet and get plenty of exercise. It is perfectly reasonable that you may encounter a tortoise on the islands that was seen by Charles Darwin. The Zoo’s very own Galapagos tortoise, Emerson, is believed to be over 100 years old.
Emerson has moved back into his summer home right next to Gorilla Meadows!
Watch as we move him!
You can visit Emerson at the Toledo Zoo!