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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nataligolda, 6 months ago
ivanna_lackun, 6 months ago
mickdermottt, 6 months ago
Fanscinating! Do you have any more information on the illegal wildlife trade? @timflachphotography
yiayiajo3, 6 months ago
Thanks for the shot and narrative
karyna3, 6 months ago
iancmw, 6 months ago
nace_zavrl, 6 months ago
Awesome photos , thank you for the story
yassarts, 6 months ago
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chrometeorphotography, 6 months ago
Such a beautiful tortoise!
stephan.ortmanns, 6 months ago
Nice One! 👍 ...
jpr_photoz, 6 months ago
tishmcdonald, 6 months ago
What an amazing design on the shell
gatobart, 6 months ago
É uma pena que o Homem só saiba destruir a natureza, ao invés de preservar e proteger.
artistabigailmarie, 5 months ago
just like the rhinos, they have to remove the horns so that poachers do not kill them.
tdn14, 5 months ago
lys_zonbi, 4 months ago
It’s a sad world we live in. Anything to keep them living, it’s a necessary task.
rhythmistpoet, 4 months ago
What a f**kin shame
cherylloon, 24 days ago
What a gorgeous tortoise, so sad that humans can't value their lives above all other considerations. Grateful that others take steps to protect them
d_naser04, 9 days ago
creatural.art, 8 days ago
So beautiful. Sad story 🧡
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