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Seychelles: Kiki, male Seychellois giant tortoise, who died in 2009 at the age of 146 years, enters the Grande Galerie de l'Evolution in Paris

Kiki, male Seychellois giant tortoise, born in 1873 in the Seychelles, who arrived at the Jardin des Plantes in 1923, emblematic zoo in the heart of Paris before dying in 2009 at the age of 146 years and naturalized, has been just been transferred to the prestigious Grande Galerie de l'Evolution of the French capital.

Kiki is now entitled to a museum area of 100 m2 entirely dedicated to its unique history that has marked thousands of visitors.

Representative of one of the largest species of tortoise after the Galapagos, Seychelles giant tortoise (Geochelone gigantea), which can reach 300 pounds is an endangered species, now protected in the heart of the archipelago, including the atoll of Aldabra in the Seychelles.