Diego and Dora Save the Giant Tortoises
Airdate Tuesday, June 3, 2008
Season 3
Episode 12
Written by Valerie Walsh Valdes
Directed by Allan Jacobsen
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Diego and Dora Save the Giant Tortoises (or simply just Save the Giant Tortoises) is the 12th episode of Go, Diego, Go! from season 3.

Characters present


Diego's Papi introduces Diego and Dora to a very special animal, Lonely Louie, the Giant Tortoise. He explains to them that Louie is very lonely because nobody has ever found another tortoise just like him. They later find a female tortoise named Leslie, who becomes his mate.


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Places in episode

  1. Hidden Tunnel
  2. Crater Forest
  3. Turtle Rock


  • Find a Friend for Louie


  • Alicia, Baby Jaguar, and the Bobo Brothers are all absent.
  • This is the sixth time (fifth in current airings) that Dora appears within the "Go, Diego, Go!" series and the fifth time (fourth in current airings) without Boots.
  • This is the only time Dora wears the same vest Diego does.
  • In the credits it said "Save the Giant Tortoises".
    • Some online listings list this episode with that same title as well.
  • This episode shows Click in a new version.
  • Diego doesn't say "Excelente", he instead says "Yay!"
  • Diego doesn't say "We solved the puzzle", he instead says "We finished the puzzle".
  • Diego does not use Rescue Pack.
  • The four rainbow colors are red, yellow, green, and blue at the end of this episode.
  • This is the second Go, Diego, Go! (first in airing order) episode that Dora uses the picture pop-up sequence.
  • Diego and Dora don't sing the Travel Song in this episode, Dora and Diego are traveling with each other in this episode without Boots being involved, or throughout the Go, Diego, Go! series.
  • This is the third Go, Diego, Go! episode (second in current airings) that Dora uses Map.
  • Dora says "See you soon!" at the end.


Go, Diego, Go! Season 3
Green Iguana Helps Abuelito Plant a New Strawberry Farm | Kicho's Magic Flute | Rainforest Rhapsody | Gorilla Fun | Rhea is an Animal Rescuer | Willie the Whistling Duck | Super Flying Squirrel to the Rescue | Diego and Porcupine Save the Piñata | The Bobo's Mother's Day | It's a Bug's World | Diego and Dora Save the Giant Tortoises | Alicia and Whitetail to the Rescue | Manatee's Mermaid Rescue! | Tuga Helps the Moon | Freddie the Fruit Bat Saves Halloween! | Egyptian Camel Adventure | A New Flamingo Mami | The Great Polar Bear Rescue
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