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The domed Rodrigues giant tortoise (Cylindraspis peltastes) is a species of giant tortoise in the family Testudinidae that originally lived in the historical Rodrigues and was once extinct, but has since been brought back from extinction by SciiFii and reintroduced to the modern Rodrigues. The carapace is a brown or tan color with a high, domed shape. It has stocky, heavily scaled legs to support its heavy body. The neck of the domed Rodrigues giant tortoise is very long, even for its great size, which helps the animal to exploit tree branches up to a meter from the ground as a food source. Similar in size to the famous Galápagos giant tortoise, its carapace averages 122 cm (48 in) in length with an average weight of 250 kg (550 lb). Females are generally smaller than males, with average specimens measuring 91 cm (36 in) in length and weighing 159 kg (351 lb). Primarily herbivores, domed Rodrigues giant tortoises eat grasses, leaves, and woody plant stems. They occasionally indulge in small invertebrates and carrion, even eating the bodies of other dead tortoises. In captivity, domed Rodrigues giant tortoises are known to consume fruits such as apples and bananas, as well as compressed vegetable pellets. The conservation status of the domed Rodrigues giant tortoise is Vulnerable due to historic invasive species such as rats and pigs, however, thanks to conservationists, both rats and pigs were completely eradicated from Rodrigues, allowing the place to be safe haven for native animals, including domed Rodrigues giant tortoises, once again after being reintroduced to the island due to lack of non-native invasive egg-eating animals.