Aldabra


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Aldabra

an island group in the Indian Ocean: part of the British Indian Ocean Territory (1965--76); now administratively part of the Seychelles
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Home to two Unesco World Heritage sites, the archipelago shares a curious Arab connection: the fabled Aldabra, the world's largest raised coral atoll, first seen by early Arab seafarers of the 9th century A.
Within minutes, we encounter one of the island's celebrities - an Aldabra giant tortoise affectionately called Big Daddy.
Within the Indian Ocean it is mostly known from the south- western part off South Africa, southern Mozambique, Madagascar, Aldabra Island group and the Comores Islands (Compagno, 1984).
The islands are also home to two UNESCO World Heritage sites: The Vallee de Mai, upon whose ancient palms grows the wondrous Coco-de-mer and fabled Aldabra, the largest raised atoll in the world.
Lions, leopards, reptiles, birds, rhinoceros, ostrich, aldabra giant tortoise and much more thrive at Al Ain Zoo, spread over 990 acres near the Jebel Hafeet Mountains.
Feel one with nature at the luxurious Fregate Island resort, developed in harmony with the natural surroundings, where giant Aldabra tortoises and sea turtles roam free.
Aldabra Publishing (Five Wishes, Jarvis Close, Stalbridge DT10 2PQ), 2013, pp304, 7.
The other is the analysis of the RAF's counter-carrier case, including publication of the maps that the Air Staff used to support their case that land-based aircraft from land bases at Aldabra, Masirah Gan and Cocos could cover the limited war contingencies East of Suez, instead of aircraft flying from carriers.
That day in Seychelles, I fell in love with Little Big Ben; I kayaked in the ancient mangrove; Red Fody and I shared a banana bread for breakfast; I lopped off leaves from the cinnamon tree, walked down rocky steps that were probably built by the Phoenicians 3,000 years ago and watched the gigantic Aldabra tortoise languorously munch on plantain leaves.
The resort will highlight conservation efforts and is home to the second largest population of Giant Aldabra Land Tortoises.