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Aldabra giant tortoise -- Aldabrachelys gigantea More
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1 Adult Female
1 Adult Male  

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Sight and Sound

 

 

copulate

 

 

Jon P Erickson
17 Apr 2010 at 11:00

    Geography
  • Mauritius
    Grand Port
    Locality
  • Ile aux Aigrettes
    Latitude/Longitude
  • -20.2511   57.4351
    Elevation
  • 0 meters
    Channels
  • Mono
    Sampling Rate
  • 48kHz
    Bit Depth
  • 24-bit
    Recorders
  • MARANTZ PMD 661
    Microphones
  • Sennheiser MKH 20
    Accessories
  • Telinga Parabola 54.7cm/15.5cm (21.5in/6.1in)
    Equipment Note

First segment: MT-10 is just on top of the unidentified individual mating. Shortly after the recording begins, the two separate.

Second segment: MT-10 is following R-7 who is moving away from the field house. Eventually, R-7 stops and MT-10 climbs onto her. They move together forward until R-7 walks under a branch. The branch hits MT-10 and they stop there. They begin mating. The microphone is being moved counterclockwise around the tortoises from approx. "6:00 o'clock" to "9:00 o'clock" in relation to their heads. Once the mic reaches "9:00 o'clock", they stop mating and MT-10 dismounts.

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