Endangered Galapagos Tortoises Prefer To Eat Invasive Plants

April 8, 2015 4:39 PM

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Scientists have discovered that giant tortoises on one of the Galapagos Islands prefer to consume foreign vegetation over that of the local variety, according to a recent study.

In the study — which was conducted by Stephen Blake, PhD, with the Washington University in St. Louis, and Fredy Cabrera with the Charles Darwin Foundation in the Galapagos — the pair studied tortoises on the island of Santa Cruz; an island formed by a now-extinct volcano with a large population of ...

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