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Rare giant tortoise surfaces in the Galapagos Islands after a century

Friday, February 22nd 2019 - 10:01 UTC
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Conservationists in the Galapagos Islands have found a giant tortoise from a species thought to have become extinct more than a century ago. The adult female tortoise was found on the island of Fernandina in the west of the Pacific archipelago and is believed to be a Fernandina Giant Tortoise, also known as Chelonoidis phantasticus, a species last sighted in 1906. Read full article


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  • Idlehands

    On such a vast land mass and such a fast moving species it's a wonder they found it at all!

    Feb 22nd, 2019 - 10:09 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • The Voice

    Think unmasked at last!

    Feb 24th, 2019 - 11:51 am - Link - Report abuse 0

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