Watch a huge Galapagos tortoise eat a cactus at San Diego Zoo
This Galapagos tortoise will give you serious leisure envy, as it was spotted eating a cactus at an incredibly slow speed at San Diego Zoo.
In a video, which now has over 47,000 views, the tortoise is seen munching on a cactus, taking almost a minute to eat one small chunk.
Posting on Facebook, the zoo said: “Slow week? These gentle giants amble along at an astonishing 0.16 miles per hour. The perfect speed for a long life.”
Galapagos tortoises eat cacti, fruits, vegetables, leaves and grasses – however, the giants can go up to a year without eating or drinking a thing.
According to the zoo, prickly pear cacti are a favourite of the species.
The San Diego Zoo has one of the largest colonies of Galapagos tortoises in the world, and has had the species in its collection since 1928.