Radio NZ: Giant tortoises re-established on island

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 tortoises left on the island.”