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Seychelles magpie-robin (Copsychus sechellarum).

115.JPG Aldabra giant tortoise (<i>Geochelone gigantea</i>).  They love a good scratch in those hard to reach places!Thumbnails.....ending up like this!

This Seychelles endemic species almost went extinct with the entire population constituting 20 or less individuals in the 1980s and 90s. However conservation efforts have allowed the population to recover and there are now known to be at least 234 birds (as of October 2011).

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