Hyderabad sources reported that a pair of giant Aldabra tortoises, brought to India as a gift from the President of Seychelles, was today handed over to the Nehru Zoological Park here. An official release said "A pair of giant Aldabra tortoises (male and female) which is endemic to Seychelles, both aged about 20 years, was received from Raymond A Brioche, Chief Executive Officer Botanical Garden, Seychelles, by the officials of the Nehru Zoological Park”.
As per release the Central Zoo Authority, New Delhi, has given its permission to house these tortoises at Nehru Zoological Park and Raymond A Brioche, after handing over the two tortoises, visited the zoo. He appreciated the cleanliness and hygiene of the zoo and described its maintenance as remarkable.
Moreover Zoo Parks Director Sidhanand Kukretty, Nehru Zoological Park
Curator Shivani Dogra and other officials thanked Brioche for gifting the
tortoises to the Park. Furthermore the Aldabra giant tortoise from the islands
of the Aldabra Atoll in the Seychelles, is said to be one of the largest
tortoises in the world
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