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Aldabra Atoll
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Aldabra Atoll

Wonder Type: Natural
Country: Seychelles
The atoll is comprised of four large coral islands which enclose a shallow lagoon; the group of islands is itself surrounded by a coral reef. Due to difficulties of access and the atoll's isolation, Aldabra has been protected from human influence and thus retains some 152,000 giant tortoises, the world's largest population of this reptile.
This article uses material from UNESCO World Heritage List article "Aldabra Atoll", which is released under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share-Alike 3.0 IGO License.