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The Tui Malila
15-SEP-2005

The Tu'i Malila

The Tu'u Malila is a radiated tortoise from Madagascar given to the Tongan Royal family as a pet by Captain Cook in the late 1700's. It lived continuously with the Royal family until it died in the 1960's, at an age of almost 200 years! It is now preserved and on display in the Tongan National Center.

FujiFilm FinePix S602 Zoom
1/60s f/2.8 at 9.7mm iso200 full exif

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Guest 25-Oct-2010 19:12
wow! it is great that you upload a picture of that tortoise!
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