Photos of Tortoises From Around The World

In our travels, I always try to visit zoos, parks, or friends' places that have tortoises in them. It's not always easy to look for places that have them. So this section might be interesting for fellow hobbyists.


Tortoises in Faunaland, Jakarta Indonesia

There were two huge Aldabra tortoises in faunaland jakarta but no other tortoise species when we visited in March of 2018.

The address is Ecovention Building - Ecopark, Jalan Lodan Raya, Ancol, Pademangan, RW.10, Ancol, Kec. Pademangan, Kota Jkt Utara, Daerah Khusus Ibukota Jakarta 14430, Indonesia.

tortoises in faunaland jakarta

tortoises in faunaland jakarta

tortoises in faunaland jakarta

tortoises in faunaland jakarta

tortoises in faunaland jakarta

tortoises in faunaland jakarta

tortoises in faunaland jakarta

tortoises in faunaland jakarta

tortoises in faunaland jakarta

tortoises in faunaland jakarta

tortoises in faunaland jakarta

tortoises in faunaland jakarta

tortoises in faunaland jakarta

tortoises in faunaland jakarta

tortoises in faunaland jakarta

tortoises in faunaland jakarta

tortoises in faunaland jakarta

tortoises in faunaland jakarta

tortoises in faunaland jakarta

tortoises in faunaland jakarta

tortoises in faunaland jakarta

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Tortoises in Fukuoka City Zoological Botanical Garden, Japan

Fukuoka City Zoological Botanical Garden only had one species of tortoise when we visited. However, it was still an enjoyable experience as we got to see other animals as well. They also had an Aldabra tortoise statue and a few Red-Eared Sliders.

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Tortoises in Taipei Zoo, Taiwan

For tortoise enthusiasts, Taipei Zoo is popular because of a viral video where one Sulcata tortoise accidentally flipped over its back and was helped by his other Sulcata friend to be turned over. Watch the video in this Natgeo link

But besides this, I think Taipei Zoo has very nice indoor and outdoor setups for tortoises. Some of the enclosures look a bit dry in my opinion, but overall they did an excellent job. It also had a lot of tortoise species as well as other reptiles in display. It's always nice to see different ideas in different places and incorporate them in our own setups.

To go to the Taipei Zoo, we just took the MRT Wenshan-Neihu Line and got off at Taipei Zoo Station. Very simple.

Tortoises in Taipei Zoo

Russian Tortoises

Tortoises in Taipei Zoo

This is the Aldabra tortoise enclosure but they were not on display that day

Tortoises in Taipei Zoo

Elongated tortoise

Tortoises in Taipei Zoo

Elongated tortoises and their nice barn. It had heat lamps inside.

Tortoises in Taipei Zoo

Manouria emys joined by Iguanas. Iguanas have the same diet as tortoises.

Tortoises in Taipei Zoo

Tortoises in Taipei Zoo

This is me beside a statue of a tortoise hatchling fresh from its egg

Tortoises in Taipei Zoo

Leopard tortoise butts

Tortoises in Taipei Zoo

Tortoises in Taipei Zoo

Leopard tortoise walking around its enclosure

Tortoises in Taipei Zoo

This is their Leopard tortoise setup

Tortoises in Taipei Zoo

Russian tortoises

Tortoises in Taipei Zoo

Tortoises in Taipei Zoo

Burmese Star Tortoises

Tortoises in Taipei Zoo

Tortoises in Taipei Zoo

Pancake tortoise

Tortoises in Taipei Zoo

Tortoises in Taipei Zoo

Redfoot tortoises

Tortoises in Taipei Zoo

Tortoises in Taipei Zoo

Tortoises in Taipei Zoo

Astrochelys radiata

Tortoises in Taipei Zoo

My favorite species, of course

Tortoises in Taipei Zoo

Tortoises in Taipei Zoo

Tortoises in Taipei Zoo

Happy to see that they also have Radiated tortoises

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Tortoises in Indianapolis Zoo

Though they don't have as many tortoise species, I like Indy zoo because they have a number of my favorite species, Radiated tortoises! I spent 2 years in Indianapolis from 2011 to 2013 when I took my MBA and Technology Management so it was pretty convenient for me to visit the zoo everytime I missed my tortoises back home!

The address of Indianapolis Zoo is 1200 W Washington St, Indianapolis, IN 46222, USA in case you want to check it out.

Tortoises in Indianapolis Zoo

Tortoises in Indianapolis Zoo

Tortoises in Indianapolis Zoo

Tortoises in Indianapolis Zoo

Tortoises in Indianapolis Zoo

Tortoises in Indianapolis Zoo

Tortoises in Indianapolis Zoo

Tortoises in Indianapolis Zoo

Tortoises in Indianapolis Zoo

Tortoises in Indianapolis Zoo

Tortoises in Indianapolis Zoo

Tortoises in Indianapolis Zoo

Tortoises in Indianapolis Zoo

Tortoises in Indianapolis Zoo

Tortoises in Indianapolis Zoo

Tortoises in Indianapolis Zoo

Tortoises in Indianapolis Zoo

Tortoises in Indianapolis Zoo

Tortoises in Indianapolis Zoo

Tortoises in Indianapolis Zoo

Tortoises in Indianapolis Zoo

Tortoises in Indianapolis Zoo

Tortoises in Indianapolis Zoo

Tortoises in Indianapolis Zoo

Tortoises in Indianapolis Zoo

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Tortoises in Seoul Zoo, Korea

When we toured around Korea in 2015, we also passed by Seoul Zoo. Unfortunately, the place didn't have a lot of species of tortoises or even turtles. I was expecting to see at least an Aldabra tortoise because that's what I remember when browsing the internet. But they didn't have any in display. But that's okay, we still enjoyed our visit overall. The place is huge with a lot of animals and landscaped areas!

In case you want to visit Seoul Zoo, we just took the subway to Seoul Grand Park Station (Line 4 Light Blue). We went out via Exit 2 and the entrance is a short walk from there. The entrance is around USD 3 for adults, very cheap.

Tortoises in Seoul Zoo, Korea

Tortoises in Seoul Zoo, Korea

Sulcata tortoise in Seoul Zoo

Tortoises in Seoul Zoo, Korea

Tortoises in Seoul Zoo, Korea

Red-Eared Sliders

Tortoises in Seoul Zoo, Korea

Snapping Turtles

Tortoises in Seoul Zoo, Korea

This is their setup for their Sulcatas. There are no other tortoises around.

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Home Zoo, Bangkok Thailand

We also went to a friend's home zoo in Bangkok, Thailand. This is a different place from Dusit Zoo. I've included a few photos as well.

Home Zoo Bangkok Thailand

This turtle is adorable!

Home Zoo Bangkok Thailand

Leucistic Ridley Sea Turtle

Home Zoo Bangkok Thailand

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Tortoises in Dusit Zoo, Bangkok Thailand

Thailand is one of my favorite countries in Southeast Asia! And of course, we wouldn't miss going to the zoo. Dusit Zoo (Thai: ?????????????) is located at Khao Din Park in Bangkok's Dusit District next to the Parliament House and Dusit Palace. They say it is the oldest zoo of Thailand. It was built by King Chulalongkorn as his private garden adjacent to the royal palace. It's my dream to have a private garden just like this. Even the tortoise section is enough for me!

Tortoises in Dusit Zoo, Bangkok Thailand

Adult Sulcata Tortoise walking around the enclosure

Tortoises in Dusit Zoo, Bangkok Thailand

Tortoises in Dusit Zoo, Bangkok Thailand

This is me with another Sulcata

Tortoises in Dusit Zoo, Bangkok Thailand

Tortoises in Dusit Zoo, Bangkok Thailand

Elongated tortoises hiding under dried leaves

Tortoises in Dusit Zoo, Bangkok Thailand

Tortoises in Dusit Zoo, Bangkok Thailand

Huge Manouria emys phayrei!

Tortoises in Dusit Zoo, Bangkok Thailand

The nearest one and the smallest one I can carry

Tortoises in Dusit Zoo, Bangkok Thailand

Tortoises in Dusit Zoo, Bangkok Thailand

Indian Star tortoise

Tortoises in Dusit Zoo, Bangkok Thailand

Beautiful G hamiltonii turtles

Tortoises in Dusit Zoo, Bangkok Thailand

Good idea for a simple tortoise shed

Tortoises in Dusit Zoo, Bangkok Thailand

Huge Sulcata tortoise taking a siesta (nap)

Tortoises in Dusit Zoo, Bangkok Thailand

The most-awaited zone! I can spend the whole day here

Tortoises in Dusit Zoo, Bangkok Thailand

This is the entrance to the reptile section

Tortoises in Dusit Zoo, Bangkok Thailand

Elongated tortoise

Tortoises in Dusit Zoo, Bangkok Thailand

Aldabra tortoise

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Congo Charlie Farm, Bulcan Philippines

Awesome place!! If I just had the resources, I'd build something like this and live here forever! This place represents the ultimate goal of any reptile hobbyist.

Congo Charlie Philippines

With the famous Aldabra Tortoise, Dagul of Congo Charlie

Congo Charlie Philippines

Group photo with Melvin and Dagul of Congo Charlie, February 2017

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Live Turtle and Tortoise Museum, Singapore

I've been hearing about this place since I started the hobby in 1999. It was only in 2014 that I was able to visit Singapore for the very first time. I enjoyed my tour around the country, but this place was absolutely special! I heard it will close down in a few years as it will move to another location. I'm glad I was able to visit the place and took as much photos as I could. The place is an inspiration to Soda's Tortoise Garden, like many other places and facilities that house tortoises.

Live Turtle and Tortoise Museum in Singapore

Live Turtle and Tortoise Museum in Singapore

Live Turtle and Tortoise Museum in Singapore

Live Turtle and Tortoise Museum in Singapore

Live Turtle and Tortoise Museum in Singapore

Live Turtle and Tortoise Museum in Singapore

Live Turtle and Tortoise Museum in Singapore

Live Turtle and Tortoise Museum in Singapore

Live Turtle and Tortoise Museum in Singapore

Live Turtle and Tortoise Museum in Singapore

Live Turtle and Tortoise Museum in Singapore

Live Turtle and Tortoise Museum in Singapore

Live Turtle and Tortoise Museum in Singapore

Live Turtle and Tortoise Museum in Singapore

Live Turtle and Tortoise Museum in Singapore

Live Turtle and Tortoise Museum in Singapore

Live Turtle and Tortoise Museum in Singapore

Live Turtle and Tortoise Museum in Singapore

Live Turtle and Tortoise Museum in Singapore

Live Turtle and Tortoise Museum in Singapore

Live Turtle and Tortoise Museum in Singapore

Live Turtle and Tortoise Museum in Singapore

The Live Turtle and Tortoise Muzeum

According to one staff, this Aldabra is about 3 years old.

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Tortoises in Hong Kong Zoological and Botanical Gardens

The Hong Kong Zoological and Botanical Gardens is the oldest park in the territory. Built in 1860 and partially opened in 1864, they were completed in 1871. I didn't expect too much of this place. But they do have quite a number of tortoises. There were huge Sulcatas, a number of Radiated tortoises, one Redfoot, and a lot of Red Eared sliders too.

The nearest MTR stations are the Central Station and Admiralty station but it would still take 15-20 minutes to walk to the garden from either station.

Tortoises in Hong Kong Botanical Gardens

Tortoises in Hong Kong Botanical Gardens

Tortoises in Hong Kong Botanical Gardens

Tortoises in Hong Kong Botanical Gardens

Tortoises in Hong Kong Botanical Gardens

Tortoises in Hong Kong Botanical Gardens

Tortoises in Hong Kong Botanical Gardens

Tortoises in Hong Kong Botanical Gardens

Tortoises in Hong Kong Botanical Gardens

Tortoises in Hong Kong Botanical Gardens

Tortoises in Hong Kong Botanical Gardens

Tortoises in Hong Kong Botanical Gardens

Tortoises in Hong Kong Botanical Gardens

Tortoises in Hong Kong Botanical Gardens

Tortoises in Hong Kong Botanical Gardens

Tortoises in Hong Kong Botanical Gardens

Tortoises in Hong Kong Botanical Gardens

Tortoises in Hong Kong Botanical Gardens

Tortoises in Hong Kong Botanical Gardens

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Tortoises in Avilon Zoo, Rizal Philippines

Last time I went to Avilon was back in 2005 and 2008. So all these photos of tortoises in Avilon Zoo were taken more than a decade ago.

Tortoises in Avilon Zoo, Rizal Philippines

Tortoises in Avilon Zoo, Rizal Philippines

Tortoises in Avilon Zoo, Rizal Philippines

Tortoises in Avilon Zoo, Rizal Philippines

Tortoises in Avilon Zoo, Rizal Philippines

Tortoises in Avilon Zoo, Rizal Philippines

Tortoises in Avilon Zoo, Rizal Philippines

Tortoises in Avilon Zoo, Rizal Philippines

Tortoises in Avilon Zoo, Rizal Philippines

Tortoises in Avilon Zoo, Rizal Philippines

Tortoises in Avilon Zoo, Rizal Philippines

Tortoises in Avilon Zoo, Rizal Philippines

Tortoises in Avilon Zoo, Rizal Philippines

Tortoises in Avilon Zoo, Rizal Philippines

Tortoises in Avilon Zoo, Rizal Philippines

Tortoises in Avilon Zoo, Rizal Philippines

Tortoises in Avilon Zoo, Rizal Philippines

Tortoises in Avilon Zoo, Rizal Philippines

Tortoises in Avilon Zoo, Rizal Philippines

Tortoises in Avilon Zoo, Rizal Philippines

Tortoises in Avilon Zoo, Rizal Philippines

Tortoises in Avilon Zoo, Rizal Philippines

Tortoises in Avilon Zoo, Rizal Philippines

Tortoises in Avilon Zoo, Rizal Philippines

Tortoises in Avilon Zoo, Rizal Philippines

Tortoises in Avilon Zoo, Rizal Philippines

Tortoises in Avilon Zoo, Rizal Philippines

Tortoises in Avilon Zoo, Rizal Philippines

Tortoises in Avilon Zoo, Rizal Philippines

Tortoises in Avilon Zoo, Rizal Philippines

Tortoises in Avilon Zoo, Rizal Philippines

Tortoises in Avilon Zoo, Rizal Philippines

Tortoises in Avilon Zoo, Rizal Philippines

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Tortoises in Toronto Zoo, Canada

Photos taken back in 1991 when we travelled to Canada.

(More to be added)

Tortoises in Toronto Zoo

Tortoises in Toronto Zoo

Tortoises in Toronto Zoo

Tortoises in Toronto Zoo

Tortoises in Toronto Zoo

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Tortoises in the Philippines, Various Places

Here are a few tortoise photos that I personally shot but the tortoises are not mine. These were taken in various places in the Philippines.

More photos Coming Soon

high yellow Radiated tortoise

My first encounter with a high yellow Radiata. This is the best high yellow I've ever seen! I regret not buying it back then.

aldabra tortoise

Photo with Dagul, the Aldabra tortoise in Congo Charlie, Bulacan! For more Congo Charlie photos, please click HERE

Tortoises in Tagaytay Highlands Animal Farm

I was not expecting any tortoises in the Animal Farm in Tagaytay Highlands. It was nice to see that they had 2 Sulcatas. This is a photo of the bigger one.

Tortoises in Tagaytay Highlands Animal Farm

Sulcata tortoise enclosure at Animal Farm, Tagaytay Highlands

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