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CNN customn news: extinct lightweight racing tortoises
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"In the Mascarene islands there were no large
predators, so the tortoises adapted to the island
life by reducing the thickness of their shell to
the bare minimum, and having much larger openings
for the legs and head. This would have reduced the
weight of the shell enormously, leading to the
possibility that these animals were the world's
only lightweight racing tortoise."