The largest (heaviest, longest) turtle – Top 10
First turtles appeared on Earth 220 million years ago, so they are one of the oldest animals. Currently live 228 species and 124 subspecies of these reptiles. Most turtles are small and medium in size, but some of them are real giants. Some of them can weigh over half a ton!
We must also remember that although the giant tortoises are long-lived animals, most of them are critically endangered.
Below is a summary of the longest and heaviest turtles in the world. Most of these turtles are aquatic animals, although there are also terrestrial animals such as Galápagos tortoise or Aldabra giant tortoise. The weight and length specified in the fact sheet are verified maximum values for a given species of turtle.