Tortoise species believed to be extinct found on Galapagos Island

Tortoise species believed to be extinct found on Galapagos Island

A living member of a tortoise species not seen in more than 110 years and feared to be extinct has been spotted in a remote part of the Galapagos island of Fernandina. An investigating team has taken the tortoise, likely more than 100 years old, to a breeding center for giant tortoises on Santa Cruz Island. The only other living member of the species was found in 1906.

ConcealCarryProtect 1 year

Where did I put my... I guess it's gone forever? Oh wait there it is.

(Un)Fortunate Son
(Un)Fortunate Son 1 year

It has mastered the ability to move so incredibly slow that it has become invisible to the naked eye... “Hi, Drax”

John Marzigliano
John Marzigliano 1 year

Is the news slow today?

Petri Fide
Petri Fide 1 year

They capture this tortoise to take to a breeding program. So now it's mate that it probably has in the area is abandoned and will go extinct. Hmmm..

Mike Clark
Mike Clark 1 year

He probably had a mate that they left behind.

David Giarratana
David Giarratana 1 year

YES! HELL YES! You start making babies, you weird-looking animal-tank!

Paul Dixon
Paul Dixon 1 year

They found Drax

Rational ific
Rational ific 1 year

I hope the stress from the move doesn't kill it. Anyway, won't the breeding center only probably produce infertile half-breeds? It would probably have been better to leave it be.

J.T. 1 year

this keeps happening first some penguins now this

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