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Testudinidae Collection

Background imageTestudinidae Collection: Lord Lionel Walter Rothschild (1868-1937)

Lord Lionel Walter Rothschild (1868-1937)
Lord Rothschild, founder of the Natural History Museum at Tring, riding on the back of a giant tortoise

Background imageTestudinidae Collection: Giant tortoises at Tring Park

Giant tortoises at Tring Park
In 1897 Walter Rothschild despatched explorer Charles Harris to the Galapagos islands to collect a large number of giant tortoises

Background imageTestudinidae Collection: Giant tortoise being fed at Tring Park

Giant tortoise being fed at Tring Park
In 1897 Walter Rothschild despatched explorer Charles Harris to the Galapagos islands to collect a large number of giant tortoises

Background imageTestudinidae Collection: C. Harris feeding Galapagos tortoises, 1898

C. Harris feeding Galapagos tortoises, 1898
Sailor and explorer Charles Harris was despatched to the Galapagos islands to collect giant tortoises for Walter Rothschild in 1897

Background imageTestudinidae Collection: Transporting Giant tortoises

Transporting Giant tortoises
In 1897 Walter Rothschild despatched explorer Charles Harris to the Galapagos islands to collect a large number of giant tortoises

Background imageTestudinidae Collection: Geochelone elephantopus, giant tortoise

Geochelone elephantopus, giant tortoise

Background imageTestudinidae Collection: Sopa, giant tortoise, 1933

Sopa, giant tortoise, 1933
The Zoos oldest inhabitant - Sopa the 150 year old giant tortoise - has died, a victim of influenza. Photo and caption by Central News, 2nd Feb 1933

Background imageTestudinidae Collection: Various carved specimens

Various carved specimens
A collection of carved specimens including ivory, coral, shell, jet & tortoise shell. A collection of carved specimens including ivory, coral, shell, jet & tortoise shell

Background imageTestudinidae Collection: Eretmochelys imbricata, Hawksbill turtle

Eretmochelys imbricata, Hawksbill turtle
George Forster illustration of Hawksbill turtle. Plate 169

Background imageTestudinidae Collection: Tortoise and armadillo comparison

Tortoise and armadillo comparison
A really strange picture, reminds me of 1960s New York art

Background imageTestudinidae Collection: Mounted tortoise specimen

Mounted tortoise specimen
Photograph of a mounted tortoise specimen from the collections of the Natural History Museum, London

Background imageTestudinidae Collection: Stylemys nebrascensis, tortoise carapace

Stylemys nebrascensis, tortoise carapace
Depicted here is the carapace or shell of the Oligocene tortoise (Stylemys nebrascensis). Specimen originates from Western U.S.A

Background imageTestudinidae Collection: Testudo graeca, spur-thighed tortoise

Testudo graeca, spur-thighed tortoise
Photograph of what is probably a spur-thighed tortoise (Testudo graeca) specimen collected by Gilbert White (1720-93)


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