Giant tortoise (Geochelone nigra) wallowing in freshwater pool in Rancho Primicias Tortoise Reserve, Santa Cruz island, Galapagos Archipelago. Tortoises use these mud wallows to keep cool.

Galapagos giant tortoise wallowing

Credit: Lucy Schroeder

Digital Credit: Lucy Schroeder

Publisher: Michigan State University

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Description: Giant tortoise (Geochelone nigra) wallowing in freshwater pool in Rancho Primicias Tortoise Reserve, Santa Cruz island, Galapagos Archipelago. Tortoises use these mud wallows to keep cool.

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