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Giant Tortoise Postal Adoption

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About Galapagos giant tortoises

The Galapagos giant tortoise is synonymous with the Islands. In fact, the very word Galapagos derives from an old Spanish word for tortoises. This eventually came to be how the islands were known. Sadly, through overhunting humans subsequently drove Galapagos giant tortoises to extinction on some islands and the brink of extinction on others. Today, of the 14 species that once lived throughout the Islands, only 12 remain. The remaining species range from Vulnerable to Critically Endangered on the IUCN’s Red List of Endangered Species

How an adoption helps

Whilst their population is stabilising, the threat of invasive species, habitat destruction and urban expansion remains. By adopting a Galapagos giant tortoise today, you can help to protect these species, their habitats and other Galapagos wildlife. Your adoption could help support the Galapagos Giant Tortoise Movement Ecology Programme, which looks to understand their ecology and migration patterns. 

The adoption pack includes a fact file full of information on this species, a personalised certificate and a lovely soft toy. If we have the permission, the recipient will also receive species-specific adoption emails and email updates via our monthly e-Newsletter about the conservation work we are doing in Galapagos. You can purchase a downloadable digital-only version of this adoption here. If you wish to find further information about Galapagos giant tortoises, you can do so on our species page here

Please note, the tortoise toy appearance may differ from the photo depending on availability.

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Add a book to your adoption

Marti the Hammerhead Shark- Aimed at 7-11-year-olds, but enjoyed by many ages, this beautifully illustrated story follows Marti, a young scalloped hammerhead shark, on her journey from the Galapagos Islands to Cocos Island, Costa Rica. It is sure to capture a child’s imagination and teach them more about the marine life of Galapagos.

The Galapagos: A Natural History – This fantastic book by Henry Nicholls gives a brilliant overview of the history of the Enchanted Isles. From their volcanic origin all the way through to the arrival and impact of humans, The Galapagos: A Natural History is a must-read whether you are a first time visitor or an old Galapagos hand.

Add a book –

Add a Marti the Hammerhead Shark Storybook to your adoption.

If you would like the order to be sent directly to the recipient, please make sure to add it as the Shipping Address at checkout.

If your order is a gift, why not add a hand-written gift message so your recipient knows who it is from. (+£1.50)

Create the perfect gift bundle

Please note all merchandise is sent on a weekly basis. We send everything through Royal Mail – postage to some areas is taking longer than expected, especially international orders. Please do be patient.

Please note, you may have to pay for customs charges for any international orders, including to the EU.

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About Galapagos giant tortoises

The Galapagos giant tortoise is synonymous with the Islands. In fact, the very word Galapagos derives from an old Spanish word for tortoises. This eventually came to be how the islands were known. Sadly, through overhunting humans subsequently drove Galapagos giant tortoises to extinction on some islands and the brink of extinction on others. Today, of the 14 species that once lived throughout the Islands, only 12 remain. The remaining species range from Vulnerable to Critically Endangered on the IUCN’s Red List of Endangered Species

How an adoption helps

Whilst their population is stabilising, the threat of invasive species, habitat destruction and urban expansion remains. By adopting a Galapagos giant tortoise today, you can help to protect these species, their habitats and other Galapagos wildlife. Your adoption could help support the Galapagos Giant Tortoise Movement Ecology Programme, which looks to understand their ecology and migration patterns. 

The adoption pack includes a fact file full of information on this species, a personalised certificate and a lovely soft toy. If we have the permission, the recipient will also receive species-specific adoption emails and email updates via our monthly e-Newsletter about the conservation work we are doing in Galapagos. You can purchase a downloadable digital-only version of this adoption here. If you wish to find further information about Galapagos giant tortoises, you can do so on our species page here

Please note, the tortoise toy appearance may differ from the photo depending on availability.