Galapagos tortoise (Geochelone nigra/Geochelone elephantopus)
Galapagos tortoises live in a group of islands called the Galapagos off the east coast of South America. These huge animals are threatened in the wild by fire and introduced predators such as feral dogs and pigs. They evolved with no need for speed, as the Galapagos Islands have no native predators for the tortoises.
When fully grown they can weigh over 300kg (660lb) and measure 1.2 metres (4 ft) long. They can live for more than 150 years. Despite the wrinkles, this one is merely a youngster clocking in at around 35 years old.
Taken at Auckland Zoo.