Curieuse Island is a small granitic island (1.78 sq km) in the Seychelles close to the north coast of the island of Praslin. Curieuse is notable for its bare red earth intermingled with the unique Coco de Mer palms, one of the cultural icons of the Seychelles, only being present on the two islands and 500 of  Aldabra Giant Tortoise which were relocated here from Aldabra in the late 70′.

My dream was to see these tortoises! And they fully met my expectations 🙂 The only one thing  that I wasn’t right is that I have been always thinking they are exist on all islands 🙂 but NO…. To see them you need to go to Curieuse Island)) Single Tortoise you can see at each island, in captivity, but in their natural habitat only at this island ( if  don’t take into account Aldabra island of course)!

They are amazing!))) I spent about an hour at the island, but it is not enough!!!! It is really difficult to describe all fillings which you feel while stroking their neck (and as it turned out they love it!!) :)))

1000% that next time I’ll go the Aldabra island where their population is more than 150 000 individuals :))

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These little tortoises are 2 years and 5 month old))

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Here is how palma grew up from Coco 🙂

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