Galapagos Tortoise Develops Taste For Invasive Plants

April 8, 2015 1:08 AM

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Invasive plants in the Galapagos may be providing a nutritional boost for tortoises, a new study found. Why do they eat crops meant for humans?(Photo : Eric Chan | Flickr)

Galapagos tortoises, which live in the South Pacific, are starting to eat invasive plants that could benefit their health, according to a new study. This nonnative vegetation appears to be providing a nutritional boost to the endangered animals, research reveals.

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