Posted by: Sandy Steinman | January 13, 2020

Tortoise with species-saving sex drive returns to Galápagos

 

The BBC reports

A giant tortoise whose legendary libido has been credited with saving his species from extinction is to return to the wild on the Galápagos Islands.

Diego was among 14 male tortoises selected to take part in a breeding programme on Santa Cruz Island.

The programme has been a success, producing more than 2,000 giant tortoises since it began in the 1960s.

Diego’s sex drive was said to be one of the main reasons.

Read more at Tortoise with species-saving sex drive returns to Galápagos – BBC News


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