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A visit to beautiful Cousin Island is also an easy trip from Praslin. The island is home to many of the bird species as Aride, but also a population of Aldabra giant tortoises, which can live for a staggering 300 years! The island is also important for breeding turtles, with up to 500 nesting every year. If you’re visiting in the first couple of months after Christmas, you may just be lucky enough to experience the awesome sight of a hawksbill turtle nest hatching, and help to protect the hatchlings from ghost crabs as they make their epic journey down the beach to the ocean.