This is one of the rarest tortoises in the world. It saddens me that in addition to armed guards, the ploughshare has its shell defaced, to deter the illegal wildlife trade from taking them from the wild.
Durrell Wildlife Conservation Trust has been working tirelessly since it’s rediscovery in 1984, to see that the Ploughshare survives, but it still remains critically endangered.
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loscraftsstudio, 11 days ago
Omg that’s beautiful so sad that they are endangered
andyparkinsonphoto, 11 days ago
It's a sad state of affairs that we can't even protect a tortoise
mimodoux, 11 days ago
🙌🏻🙌🏻🙌🏻 good idea
galeriepauljanssen, 11 days ago
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katalin_fardi, 11 days ago
I saw a huge one in my garden last month
tierfontein, 11 days ago
Thank you for your beautiful work recording these incredible endangered creatures, MUCH appreciated!
jtrax, 11 days ago
God fucking dammit I LOVE TURTLES
allinasia, 11 days ago
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mickdermottt, 10 days ago
Fanscinating! Do you have any more information on the illegal wildlife trade? @timflachphotography
yiayiajo3, 9 days ago
Thanks for the shot and narrative
karyna3, 8 days ago
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nace_zavrl, 7 days ago
Awesome photos , thank you for the story
yassarts, 4 days ago
Posted new photography stuff be sure to check it out!
chrometeorphotography, 4 days ago
Such a beautiful tortoise!
stephan.ortmanns, 2 days ago
Nice One! 👍 ...
jpr_photoz, 16 hours ago
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