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Galapagos tortoise seen alive after 100 years

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 A species of giant tortoise believed to have been extinct for more than 100 years has been discovered on the Galapagos island of Fernandina.

The last known time a Fernandina Giant Tortoise was seen alive was 1906.

An adult female believed to be more than a century old was seen alive on Sunday during a joint expedition by the Galapagos National Park and the Galapagos Conservancy, the Ecuadorian government announced.

https://edition.cnn.com/travel/article/galapagos-tortoise-considered-extinct-discovered-intl-trnd/index.html

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Myles

Pretty awesome stuff.

 

https://www.foxnews.com/science/tortoise-thought-to-be-extinct-for-113-years-has-been-rediscovered-on-the-galapagos

The tortoise is described as being in good health, but underweight. Wildlife experts have taken the animal to a breeding center on Isla Santa Cruz in the Galapagos archipelago. The Fausto Llerena Tortoise Breeding Center has successfully bred and released 4,000 Galapagos tortoises and experts hope that the rediscovered tortoise may one day be able to breed.

“This facility will ensure her ongoing survival, a healthy diet and perhaps, if sperm retention has occurred, fertile eggs and offspring,” explained Animal Planet, in its statement. “The hope is that her discovery will prompt new searches and ongoing funding for the location of a suitable mate with the ultimate goal of re-releasing many healthy animals back onto the island.”

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Jon the frog

Waiting to find romeo it seems !

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