What a fabulous place, a tropical hideaway. Even if you’re not interested in animals, you’ll enjoy the rainforest ambience, the walking trails through the lush fog of trees, and the music from various exotic bird calls.
La Vanille Nature Park in Mauritius is home to some very old tortoises and various other animals, including farm animals.
Apparently Iguanas have become the new modern pet – surely they’ll be lacking in Vitamin D cooped up in people’s homes, they’re team tropical!
The tortoises made a very deep guttural sighing noise, and generally walked for about three seconds at a time before settling down to rest again. There was one guy who seemed to be in a hurry, walking faster than me, I had to step aside lol.
Something I didn’t like – all the babies are kept in separate purpose build enclosures – nurseries, away from their mums!!! There were a few adult tortoises that were away from the rest of the adults, pressing themselves against the nursery – I wonder if these were anguished parents, wanting to be near their babies.