Giant tortoise gives up vegetarian lifestyle in ‘horrifying’ carnivorous attack on chick

TikTok has nothing on these researchers who captured on video for the first time a giant tortoise, long thought to be a vegetarian, grabbing a meaty snack.

Giant tortoises are massive animals; males can weigh more than 700 pounds. They devour a lot of greens, primarily grasses and leaves, and can eat up to 11% of the vegetation in their home turf, so to speak.

But Anna Zora, a conservation manager at the private Frégate Island in the Seychelles Islands, was observing birds in July 2020 and happened upon a tortoise stalking a tern chick on a log and decided

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