Posted by: Sandy Steinman | May 28, 2021

Giant tortoise found in Galápagos a species considered extinct a century ago

The Guardian reports

Ecuador has confirmed that a giant tortoise found in 2019 in the Galápagos Islands is a species considered extinct a century ago.

The Galápagos national park is preparing an expedition to search for more of the giant tortoises in an attempt to save the species.

The turtle was found two years ago on Fernandina Island, one of the youngest and most pristine in the archipelago, during a joint expedition between the Galápagos national park and the Galápagos Conservancy.

Read more at Giant tortoise found in Galápagos a species considered extinct a century ago | Galápagos Islands | The Guardian


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