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Dirk one of the Galapagos tortoise tries out a rope kebab of apples/peppers and other fruits at London Zoo  Picture: PAUL GROVER

Dirk one of the Galapagos tortoise tries out a rope kebab of apples/peppers and other fruits at London Zoo  Picture: PAUL GROVER

Grant Kother, a keeper in London Zoo’s Reptile House has amassed a collection of images of the creatures in his care - such as this extreme close-up of Dirk the Galapagos tortoise - and has posted them on Facebook.  Picture: London Zoo/Rex Features

Grant Kother, a keeper in London Zoo’s Reptile House has amassed a collection of images of the creatures in his care - such as this extreme close-up of Dirk the Galapagos tortoise - and has posted them on Facebook.  Picture: London Zoo/Rex Features

Tank the tiny tortoise is dwarfed by a computer mouse at Paradise Wildlife Park, in Broxbourne, England. The Hermann’s tortoise is six months old, and will not be fully grown until the age of six, when he should weigh about 3kg.  Picture: Alex Smale / Barcroft Media

Tank the tiny tortoise is dwarfed by a computer mouse at Paradise Wildlife Park, in Broxbourne, England. The Hermann’s tortoise is six months old, and will not be fully grown until the age of six, when he should weigh about 3kg.  Picture: Alex Smale / Barcroft Media

Dirk the giant Galapagos tortoise is measured during London Zoo’s annual weigh-in
Picture: Paul Grover

Dirk the giant Galapagos tortoise is measured during London Zoo’s annual weigh-in

Picture: Paul Grover

Lonesome George, the last of the Pinta island giant tortoises and a conservation icon, has died of unknown causes. He was believed to be about 100 years old. He was found in 1972 and become a symbol of the Galápagos Islands. His species helped Charles Darwin formulate his theory of evolution in the 19th century  Photograph: Rodrigo Buendia/AFP/Getty Images

Lonesome George, the last of the Pinta island giant tortoises and a conservation icon, has died of unknown causes. He was believed to be about 100 years old. He was found in 1972 and become a symbol of the Galápagos Islands. His species helped Charles Darwin formulate his theory of evolution in the 19th century  Photograph: Rodrigo Buendia/AFP/Getty Images

Endangered Egyptian Tortoises
Lonesome George, the last remaining tortoise of his kind and a conservation icon, died on June 24, 2012 of unknown causes, the Galapagos National Park said. He was thought to be about 100 years old.  Picture: Reuters

Lonesome George, the last remaining tortoise of his kind and a conservation icon, died on June 24, 2012 of unknown causes, the Galapagos National Park said. He was thought to be about 100 years old.  Picture: Reuters

A worker from Rome’s Biopark zoo holds Testudo Kleinmanni hatchlings, an endangered species also known as Egyptian tortoises, in Rome May 22, 2007. The offsprings are the hatchlings of several Egyptian tortoises that were rescued from a smuggler’s suitcase in 2005 at Naples airport, southern Italy, by Italy’s forestry police and were entrusted to Rome’s main zoo. REUTERS/Tony Gentile

A worker from Rome’s Biopark zoo holds Testudo Kleinmanni hatchlings, an endangered species also known as Egyptian tortoises, in Rome May 22, 2007. The offsprings are the hatchlings of several Egyptian tortoises that were rescued from a smuggler’s suitcase in 2005 at Naples airport, southern Italy, by Italy’s forestry police and were entrusted to Rome’s main zoo. REUTERS/Tony Gentile

Rescued tortoise at McCarthy’s Nature Preserve, WPB, FL | Photo by Mercy

Rescued tortoise at McCarthy’s Nature Preserve, WPB, FL | Photo by Mercy