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The Legacy of Lonesome George: Rescuing Tortoises from Extinction

Pickup truck yields to a giant tortoise on one of Isabella Island's roads.

They look invincible–with their built-in body armor and their enormous bulk. But giant tortoises, the very symbol of the Galápagos, are among the most devastated creatures on the islands.

Now, conservationists, scientists and Galápagos National Park personnel are working to bring back s0me of those tortoise populations that can still be saved. Continue Reading →

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