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Radio NZ: Giant tortoises re-established on island

Peter Griffin posted in on June 28th, 2010.

Giant tortoises have been successfully re-introduced to one of the Galapagos islands. The tortoises were at one point threatened with extinction. An excerpt: (read in full here) “Goats introduced by sailors as a source of food stripped vegetation from the island of Espanola. “When they were finally eradicated in the 1970s, there were only 15 […]

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