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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  1. […] Russel Ray Photos called my attention to World Turtle Day, and then Bob of http://www.pirancafe.com posted an image of Miguelito, a Galapagos turtle in honor of the day, so I am posting a photo of Bob taking a photo of Miguelito!  See Bob’s post about Miguelito HERE! […]

  2. travelerlynne says

    How lucky school kids get to have a turtle as distinguished as Miguelito. Great shot of the boy.

    1. BobR says

      It is a VERY cool thing indeed. The boy felt very much at home with Miguelito.

  3. Playamart - Zeebra Designs says

    You certainly captured the moment! Thank you for honoring Miguelito! Thanks, also, for the pingback! LisaZ

    1. BobR says

      Thanks, my pleasure and to you as well!

  4. orangeamber says

    Reblogged this on pinkpig7 and commented:
    LOOKS INTERESTING……………..

    1. BobR says

      Thanks!

  5. […] that date back five hundred to a thousand years. We then go to a local elementary school to visit Miguelito, a Galapagos tortoise, who dates back 103 years, and end the tour with a visit to the giant cross cum lookout point for […]

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