galapogos tortoise descended from parents thought to be extinct

“Where once there were 15, now more than 1,000 giant tortoises lumber around Espanola, one of the Galapagos Islands,” reports the BBC.

After 40 years’ work reintroducing captive animals, a detailed study of the island’s ecosystem has confirmed it has a stable, breeding population.

(READ the story from the BBC)

Story tip from Heidi Allen

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