World Turtle Day (Pic du Jour)

Miguelito, a 103-year-old Giant Galapagos in Bahia de Caraquez, Ecuador

In honor of World Turtle Day, celebrated annually since 2000, meet Miguelito, a 103-year-old Giant Galapagos tortoise who lives at the Miguel Valverde Elementary School in Bahia de Caraquez, Ecuador. He’s holding up well – doesn’t look a day over 101.

This was the first stop Lisa (of Playamart fame!) and I made in Bahia and I think we woke him up. He didn’t seem to mind though since our arrival was almost immediately followed by that of a school boy who came bearing snacks.

Miguelito, a 103-year-old Giant Galapagos in Bahia de Caraquez, Ecuador Hanging out with Miguelito, a 103-year-old Giant Galapagos in Bahia de Caraquez, Ecuador

Bahia de Caraquez, Ecuador, 21-May-2013

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